(photo courtesy of his wife, SarahenityNOW!)
So Sarah emails me at work today to ask if I have any extra Bed Bath and Beyond coupons, because she wants to buy Dale an attachment for the awesome mixer she got him for Christmas. (He is a really good cook. And I am a collector of Bed Bath and Beyond coupons.) We have a conversation via e-mail about how Larry will put the coupon in the mailbox and she can go pick it up after work, blah blah blah. She was trying to decide what attachment to get, and at one point, sends me this:
Now I think I may get him the juicer attachment. Mmmmm, fresh squeezed oranges!
And I reply to her with this:
|From:||Rachel Behnke||Wednesday - January 7, 2009 2:57 PM|
Well, Sarah picks up the coupon from my mailbox and goes to Bed Bath and Beyond to get Dale's birthday present. And guess what she finds on the "AS IS" markdown shelf? Yup. A Stainless Steel Jack Freakin' LaLanne juicer.
Original price: $149.99. Markdown price: $69.99. So she calls me, because - WHAT ARE THE ODDS? I mean, how often does a person mention a juicer in an email? She asked them to hold it for me and I went by and picked it up on the way home. After a 20% off coupon, that sucker was $55. (Marked down because it has a scratch and is missing the instruction booklet. Um, hello? Have you heard of the internet?)
So anyway, I've decided that I have a kitchen appliance fairy. Next e-mail I plan on casually mentioning the Rachael Ray pasta pot . Just sayin'.