Um....do you really want that?

I purchased an umbrella from CVS today. 10 minutes later, it looked like this (mine is the one on the right. My friend's umbrella was also having issues....


I walked into the next CVS we passed, told them my situation, and demanded a new umbrella. I expected them to put up a fight. Instead, they said, "Sure, you can get another umbrella...but do you really want another one?" I kind of loved that even CVS employees were not standing by their umbrella products. I did take one, though. Even a poorly made umbrella was worth having in this weather. The second umbrella did survive the walk home. I give it one more day.