Black Friday – it’s the craziest shopping day of the year. We all know this. I, personally, tend to avoid shopping this day. Except this year I was invited to go shopping with my father. For my mother. For a “gift” that somehow struck me as more for my dad than for my mom. So I went to provide a voice of “reason.”
I had no intentions of shopping for me. At all.
Oh the best laid plans of shoppers and their empty wallets.
While out at a variety of stores I saw a deal. An AMAZING deal. $29 for a wireless color printer / copier / scanner. Too good to be true, so I double checked the ad making sure it wasn’t a store credit or mail-in rebate for the money I was saving. No such signs so I snagged that baby and rushed out the door super excited since we don’t have a printer. And now I can print photos at home!
Only to get home that night and REALLY look at the printer that I had just lugged all over Timbuktu.
Sexy ain’t it? Oh yea ….only ITS THE WRONG ONE! Same price as the one in the advertisement. Wrong brand, functions, and oh it is totally not wireless.
So Alex, he hops on the phone calling every store known to man trying to find the other printer. Everyone is sold out. Saturday I spend MORE time with my dad and brother returning the big.fat.mistake printer. I go home, I decorate, I bake.
Which is a dangerous thing to do when you are upset. German chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting make an excellent pity food don’t you think? My waistline does not agree.
Then Alex gets off work and we head off to Lowe’s to get stuff for even MORE decorating. On the way there he says, hey stop at Office Depot and let’s look at what alternate printers there are. And guess (oh yea, you totally see it coming) what we saw sitting on the shelf. 10 high.
Our wonderful, glorious, new twenty-nine dollar printer.
All I have to say – Thank Goodness for 2-day sales! (and my stubborn husband)