First, please know that it was not my intention to even buy a mirror let alone get one for 1¢. It just turned out that way…
Step One: Go to Aaron Brothers or other fancy frame shop during their “Buy One, Get One For 1¢” sale. Pick out something you’ve been wanting (like a shadow box for your race medals), then select a nice fancy frame for just 1¢. I mean, what the hell, it’s just 1¢.
Step: Two: Take the frame to a glass shop and order a fancy piece of beveled mirror to go in the frame.
Step Three: Let the glass shop screw up and finish the mirror 2 weeks later than they promised. Do not say anything at this point.
Step Four: When finally picking up the finished mirror, have it completely fall apart on you while loading it in your car. Barely save it from crashing into a thousand bits in the parking lot. Take the frame and now detached mirror back into the shop with a disgusted look on your face.
Step Five: Do not say anything. Turn and leave with same look of disgust on face.
Step Six: When shop calls, do not go back to pick up mirror out of sheer disgust. Send wife instead. Still do not say anything.
Step Seven: Smile into mirror when wife brings it home and tells you they issued a full credit because they were so embarrassed about their fail. Continue to not say anything…