Jan. 11 (UPI) -- An aghast Costco customer recounted the tale of another customer who he said returned her "dead" Christmas tree to the store for a full refund.
"I can't make this stuff up," Scott Bentley wrote in a Facebook post that appears to have since been deleted or made private. "Woman in line at Costco, totally nonchalant, to return her Christmas tree 'because it is dead' on Jan. 4."
Bentley said the woman was "[shamed] to a small degree" by employees and other customers, but the purchase was verified in Costco's system and she was issued a full refund.
"Heartbreaking to think she may have needed that money so much, she lost all self respect and dignity for it," Bentley wrote.