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Thursday, December 27, 2007

New Couch

We havn't had a couch in our house for 15 years. My children have been saying how they have been deprived of a proper up bringing because we dont have a couch. As I tell people, I am enjoying their look of shock and horror. Yes thats correct. I dont own a couch......ugh at least until now. I just bought the couch in the picture. Its awesome.
It all began with...you know...you can buy a couch for $500.00. it then migrated to look, you can buy a whole 3 piece set for $1200.00. So I began the hunt. Ive been to 11 different furniture shops. I've sat in every couch between here and Scarbourough. NONE I repeat none, felt like the first couch I sat in on my journey. The cost was $1300.00 for the couch. Way too much for a small fry like me. Far over my budget. Its just that every couch I sat in failed in comparison. So I did it. I feel like a king. I also feel good that I didnt make this decision on price. I based it on the couch that made me happiest.....now I just need to break it to my wife. She told me that I couldnt spend that kind of money on a couch. I know, some of you are probably rolling your eyes as you sit in your $5000.00 couches.
I guess I also got tired of the shopping and endless lies. Check this out...true conversation.
Don: Hi Im looking for an all leather couch
Clerk: we have lots of leather couches.
Don: Hey this one is really nice..Is it pure leather?
Clerk: Everything you are sitting on is pure leather.
Don: hmm OK so is this couch pure leather.
Clerk: Everything you are sitting on.
Clerk: it is made of Leather and leathermate.
Don: so what is leathermate.
Clerk: its the stuff they put with pure leather.
Don: Is leathermate leather?
Clerk: No but it doesnt matter
Don: So the truth is is this. The couch is not pure leather. It is comprised of both leather and a leather like fabric. Is this the truth.
Clerk: Yes
Don: Thankyou..have a nice day.
Its just a *&%(&$^#% couch! Why do we continually have to lie? Shop after shop with misleading signs. One sign said going out of business sale. Everything must go. I said, I like this couch but too bad its white. He says, no problem, I can order it in. OK so now I'm wondering...what does going out of business mean? Every place had a "liquidation sale" Liquidation, as it turns out, is just a word that gets added to make everyone think that the owner is motivated to sell. I only saw motivations to lie. I saw the same couch in 3 places. One said boxing day sale price $1200.00. The next store has a sign on the same couch that said $2500.00. The clerk said that we could work out a deal. Yet another store had a price scrathched from $3500.00 to 2500.00 to door crash special $1400.00. So what are these prices? Its all just virtual. Every sign and every person was motivated to make me think that I was getting a deal. I got so fed up of it all. All I could think about was the first couch I sat on when I began my lesson in "sales 101". No fancy saleman telling me lies, no signs making me think that I got a deal. Just a really nice couch that hugged me and made me feel like a king.
And thats all I have to say about that......PS, I watched Forrest Gunmp again on TV. What a great movie...and thats all I have to say about that.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Some People Are Like Slinkies

I am tired of being depressed and it must stop. So, I have decided that like the blog name says...Its a Brand New Day! I must rememeber to find joy in the little things. Here is a little word of wisdom that slid passed my desk.........

Some people are like Slinkies. They arn't much good for anything except they still make you smile when you push them down the stairs!