Monday, June 23, 2008

Bless the husband

In case I haven't mentioned it lately, I am quite lucky to haveChip. I am also lucky that he has three older sisters so he's accustomed to the female brand of craziness that I like to bust out from time to time. Maybe that's why he hasn't left yet.

As you may have noticed, I love shopping. I am not, however, such a fan of the people and products that go hand-in-hand with my favorite past time. One of the stores that has yet to win my favor is Babies 'R' Us. One, the spelling is ridiculous. Two, it's hard to navigate, even for veteran shoppers. Three, the sales people are good at greeting you, and that's about it.

Despite my misgivings and past experiences, a shower gift was required, so I went to the South County store over lunch. Of course, the baby monitor my cousin requested on her registry was only available in a box that looked like something Buddy shook to death. Why it was on the shelf and why the sales person thought someone would buy it is beyond me. I mean, really. Yes, you're right! That electronic device in the smashed box will surely work. And yes, I would be proud to have the recipient hoist it over her head and name yours truly as the giver. What an impression I'll make at the baby shower!

Since I had yet to eat lunch and was quickly reaching meltdown status, I asked the sales person to set one aside at the Fairview Heights store, called Chip, asked if he had time to do a registry run, and voila! the monitors are mine to gift wrap. If only I had thought of this the first time, I wouldn't have had to go to Baby Wal-Marts in the first place.

1 comment:

  1. Hey! You should come to the blogger event this sat. at atomic cowboy!


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