Friday, February 8, 2008

Confessions - Part 1

I suspect that this will be an ongoing series of random posts confessing little lapses in critical thinking or on the use of manipulative tactics to getting what I want. Because I'm a married woman....

Have you ever wanted something REALLY COOL, but if you just went out to buy it without any discussion with your significant other, you'd risk the dishes getting rattled in the cupboards? Or if you were shopping with your significant other and was thinking about picking up something that you wanted, you'd get talked out of it? Or worse get "Hon, we'd better wait on that".

Christmas 2007
For months I have been eyeballing digital cameras. The "old" camera an Olympus C-700 still works pretty good but it has taken a beating the last three years in Grant's man-bag while on Geocaching hunts.

So on Thanksgiving weekend I got an email from Circuit City advertising an online holiday sale which included some fantastic pricing on some digital cameras. I got a fantastic deal on the Canon Powershot A570IS
and so I ordered it. It has great features and was on sale at a more than reasonable price. (this is called, justifying an impulse)

About two weeks before Christmas and pretty much done with the Christmas shopping, I got another email from Circuit City. This time the sale included digital video cameras. We had been discussing getting one so that we could take videos and send them to family. (more justification) I saw the Panasonic PV-GS85, and I bought it. We have some events coming up this spring and summer so I'm really excited that we are now well equipped. (CLASSIC justification statement)

Grant, who has not fully grasped the American concept of "impulse buying" and "retail therapy" would most likely have preferred my exercising some self control. (Back peddling)

So in a very smooth and brilliant move I made those cameras, PRESENTS for Grant.

Here is Grant after opening them up on Christmas morning......

Hey!  Sweetie, You got cameras!!!

Ahhhhh, look how happy he is!!!
(NOW, he just doesn't understand why he always finds them in my bag when he wants to use them)

For out anniversary I am getting him 10 skeins of a soft Alpaca Yarn in teal green!! 8-)


BYRSTN said...

Gfant got some great gifts , thanks to your excellent buyer skills. And I love his shirt. Go Vols!

BYRSTN said...

Oops, I didn't proof read. Sorry Grant

KnitsAtTrafficLights said...

Grant just can't figure out why when he wants to use them they are always in MY bag. ;)

Rubys & Purls said...

What great gifts!! He'll figure it out soon enough! ;) So I think I missed the part where Grant is a Vols fan?

KnitsAtTrafficLights said...

Rubys & Purls,

My mom lives in Tennessee for the moment so she gets credit for hooking up Grant with the Tennessee ensemble.

We went there about 2 years ago and the Pastor's wife presented Grant with a pair of bright orange Tennessee Boxers. I should tell THAT story some day! ;)

ChrisLives said...

So where is Confessions Part Deux?

KnitsAtTrafficLights said...

And, what makes you think I have so much to confess Mr. Chrislives??! ;-)