Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Do you remember when I was inspired by Brocade Home's jars of eye candy?
The other day I spotted this huge fishbowl and knew immediately that I had to have it.
Unfortunately, when I put it in the trunk and even cushioned it with the pillows I'd also just purchased, I forgot to account for the arm hinge of the trunk. As I shut the trunk, there was an extrardinarily loud glass-breaking sound. I re-opened the trunk slowly and took the bagged broken beautiful thing back into the store. I didn't want to put the glass in a public trashcan and thought they'd dispose of it safely.
Both ladies behind the counter insisted that I either exchange it for the other one of the shelves or get my money back. I just couldn't feel good about that. I mean, I was the dummy who broke it. It didn't make sense for them to replace it...as tempting as that idea was. I wished that I could just rewind time and remember that part of the trunk.
Trying to put it behind us, mumbling something about it not being meant to be, etc. we went to grab some lunch. All through lunch I kept thinking about it. It was just a perfect piece...and only $20!
On our way home, impulsively, I told Rich to swing back by the store. I went back in and quickly bought another one.
I'm so glad I did. It'll be fun to fill with all sorts of fun things.