Just over a year ago, I came home extremely P.O.’ed. That may be an understatement. I had been to about 7 different stores looking for any kind of stupid little pirate decor for Pirate Day at the school where I was required to
build make a cake for the cake walk. (I was excited to make this cake prior to all this.)
I am not competitive or anything. I just like the stuff I make to be better than
other peoples stuff uhh…store bought stuff….
So, after having ZERO luck at toy stores, dollar stores, cake shops, etc, I was stuck with the stupid cake topper set from the bakery at Walmart. It was lame.
This has little to do with my actual story, except to remind me of HOW MAD I WAS. And now behind. I only have so many hours in a day.
So, I get home, with the dumb little pirate ship garbage and prep the cake mix. As I am working in the kitchen, the door bell rings. That’s when the bouncy, happy go lucky husband comes BOUNDING down the stairs to answer the door WHILE INFORMING ME he actually INVITED the door-2-door vacuum salespeople to come in and demo their “goods”.
1. Of all the freaking days.
2. My husband CANNOT SAY NO to ANYONE or ANYTHING.
So, I tell them I am not in the mood, I have no time and don’t care to see their product all while never leaving the kitchen. The nice, extremely tall German lady proceeds with her demo, all while making SURE I could see her the whole time.
Steam was POURING out of every orifice I have. Seriously.
I see my husband smiling and getting all googly eyed at the ‘product’ in which he was originally told was an air filtration system…
The demo seemed to take 3 hours.
I stayed in the kitchen the ENTIRE time. Working on the stupid cake…which did turn out kinda cute in all my anger…
Meanwhile, of course he bought the super powered, spaceship looking, whole house air filtration master vacuum that can also double as a leaf blower, power washer & dog cleaner…
Scratch that. It’s just a vacuum.
But that’s totally ok, it was only like 5 grand. Ok, not really…but seemed like it at the time.
Reminds me of the time he bought the Water Softener. Or the time he bought the fancy cleaner that can’t be found in stores. Oh, and DO NOT TAKE HIM to a car dealership. He will offer to pay full price AND tip the salesman.
So, now when someone walks through the neighborhood with a clipboard or a folder or is wearing a backpack, we hide.
Last night was a reminder of this. He saw someone at the neighbors. He saw them sitting on stools on the persons front porch talking with them. He knew this could be bad. He grabbed a blanket and covered the only open window.
He made me write up a No Soliciting sign.
I think he knows his weakness. I will by all means help him conquer this weakness.
We will prevail. Even if we are held captive in the bedroom for an hour while we think they are out there.
Love you hunny! You’re just a super duper sometimes OVER-generous person!
*I feel it is UBER important to mention that since his vacuum purchase, he takes pride in vacuuming and rarely lets anyone else do it.
SCORE FOR ME!!! Big. Time.