Christmas shopping 2015 for her mom, same local jeweler who's been a community staple for as long as I remember and has "the good stuff". Miss B has found it getting more difficult to keep the secret of the gifting until the sanctioned opening of such. Thus spilling the beans. This year as we perused the jewellers showcases and my daughter made her choices, the subject of keeping the secret came up, and the owners wife in her infinite wisdom laid forth the " How she'll keep the secret plan" okay I said lay it on me. Then plan entailed my daughter receiving a similar "Pandora" bracelet and charm of her choice for her birthday if the secret was kept , she prevailed and yesterday was reckoning day.
My thought process when shopping for my wife is two fold , one, the more it costs the better it must be, and two, she puts up with a lot throughout the year so don't underachieve here.
This process is heralded from my wife at gift receiving time for her but gave her some trepidation as to I'd follow the same path on our daughters bracelet purchase, Mom deemed she would accompany us and oversee the transaction. ( humm.. any seen pitfalls here?)
So the girls are picking out the needed pieces I'm thinking I'm getting off relatively unscathed because we are checking out and there are no comma's in the total. GT fund will not take a major hit , my wife didn't look around , I'm out and HT23 TLB refurb will get some love. And then it happened, the lovely and very pleasant 20 something sales girl says to my wife " have you seen these " ?
A siren went off in my head, pieces were being brought forth from the front window, you know, where the good stuff is..wait , Mothers day, birthday, I've got some time I sent out all the subliminal messages I could muster, but these were girls, this was jewelry and I'm pretty sure I was going take a hit to the GT fund after all.
They purposely put the tiniest price tags known to man on all jewelry, I see several pieces laid out, all needed for the full effect , size matters, equally proportionate to cost, this stuff doesn't need magnified. " it's what's in"...I'm dead in the water, no man's land, three pretty girls ,three sets of questioning eyes cast upon me, yea or nay , only one correct answer here. I did what I knew I must and caved in approximately three seconds.
Now the funny part, this young lady sale person who I don't know says to my wife " He wants something", I'm thinking embarrassingly jeez is it written on my face.
Then she utters the sentence that should endear her to ALL tractor lovers, if I was twenty something (knowing what I know now) and single I'd of immediately proposed. She said " he wants a tractor, or another one, my dad comes in here and has me pick something out for my mom when he wants another tractor" what a great example of child rendering, Dad gets tractors ,Mom gets jewelry.
Edited by WrenchinOnIt, February 28, 2016 - 12:24 PM.