I went on this website for some deck chairs.

They had this nothing of a chair called the Harborside for almost $500. I was looking for 2 chairs, so that would’ve been a whooping $1,000 almost.

After a while on their web page, a chat box came up asking if I needed any help.

It was funny because the guys name was Jake, as in the commercial, “Hi, this is Jake from State Farm!”

Anyway, I must’ve been annoyed at their ridiculous prices and I had this farce of a dialogue with Jake.

Jake: Hello, We see you are checking out. Can we help in any way?

Me: trying to download a 25% off coupon…can you assist?

Jake: We don’t have any coupons or discount codes.

Me: Just overpriced then. {smiley}

Me: Why do you charge so much for such cheap merchandise?

Jake: It’s grade A teak which is the highest quality grade you buy but go on.

Me: It’s a tree! Why should I pay $1000 for 2 small desk chairs. There is plenty of tweak in the forest for free!

Me: Can you explain?

Jake: *Teak. You’re more than welcome to grow your own forest and make these but you’ll have to move to a warmer climate. You can educate yourself better with our guide here [and he attached a link].

Me: Hmmm. Would you pay $1000 for thee little wooden chairs.

Me: Also, I’m pretty educated. TY

Jake: Yes, I have 4 on [my grandmother’s porch]

Me: You didn’t pay $2000 for 4 chairs for your grandmother’s porch. NO WAY! I bet you got a big employee discount.

At which point, the chat box quickly bleeped off the screen!

Jake from State Farm…you didn’t really buy 4 chairs for your grandmother for $2000 did you??? ;-)

(Credit Photos: Andy Blumenthal)