To my great surprise, the Lego-like thingy rang up at $79.99 in the Renton Wal-Mart, instead of the $48.88 it actually cost me. I told the clerk how much I actually paid for it, but she just smiled, shrugged, and said "well, that's what it's ringing up at... so that's how much money you'll be getting from us." Understood, but not verbalized was "fuck Wal-Mart, they're a bunch of Republican ass clowns" - I'm guessing employees paid minimum wage to put up with the likes of me for a few hours a week kind of have it in for The Man.
This is of course Fine By Me.
I immediately went to the Seattle Wine Co. and bought Champagne with my windfall.
Happy Christmas, everyone!