Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Price Is Right!

Buying
garden center guy - "can i help you with something"
me - "yes, how much is this planter?"
garden center guy - "well here's the price" *pointing at the yellow clearance sticker*
me - "but that says 20 dollars, right?"
garden center guy - "yes, that's what it says" *tipping the pot over to look at the printed sticker on the other side that says 149.99 and shaking his head like a crime has been committed*
me - "is there something wrong with it???? that is awfully cheap!"
garden center guy - "nope, I guess we just got tired of looking at it"
me "WELL I'LL TAKE IT! You will not believe this but I came here looking for a purple pot today - I never thought in a million years I'd find one this size for 20 bucks"
garden center guy - "that is a great deal. let me help you load this in your car"

The pot is 26 inches tall and square at the top with a 22"x22" opening. I still can't get over this!

I'm pretty sure Mr. W hates me.

Unloading
Mr. W - "OMG!" "WHY DIDN'T YOU JUST TAKE MY TRUCK IF YOU WERE GETTING SOMETHING SO BIG?" *staring in amazement and trying to determine how to get this out of the car before the game starts in 5 minutes*
me - "I didn't know I was getting one so big but it was only 20 bucks!!! How could I NOT buy it?"
Mr. W - "how the hell did they get this in your back seat?"
old neighbor guy - "let me help you with that.....what is this a refrigerator?"
me - "no it's a flower pot" *whoever heard of a purple fridge? is he blind?*
old neighbor guy - "JEEZUS THAT IS ONE BIG FLOWER POT!!!"
Mr. W - "TELL ME ABOUT IT!"

11 comments:

  1. They just don't get a good deal !! Do they.:)

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  2. I laughed all through this encounter. I have had many such discussions with my Dearly Beloved. Good deal no matter what they call it.

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  3. What a hilarious story--and a great deal. Gorgeous pot--i haven't seen one quite that colour before. As for the purple refrigerator...there was a turquoise fridge in an apartment where we lived, one time. I hope the guys got the pot out without straining anything!

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  4. What a great deal! I probably would have bought it to, and I am not all that crazy about purple!

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  5. Cool... what are you going to plant in it?

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  6. laurie & chris - they sure don't!

    lisa - great deal! i'm still so excited about it!

    jodi - at least one back was injured during the unloading. I don't know about old neighbor guy - last time I saw him he was looking for his lost (escaped)dog.

    vonlafin - i love purple! i once painted my kitchen this color

    carol - i'm not sure what to plant in it. suggestions? I was thinking of planting it was annuals since they told me I shouldnt leave it outside during the winter and its so heavy that I hate to need to bring it in fully loaded every year. I'm open to recommendations.

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  7. I am beyond jealous. Why can't I ever find deals like that? I am always paying full price for garden stuff. In every other portion of my life I am a bargain shopper. I guess I'm just an impulse gardener -- there's a blog name for you!

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  8. That is a lovely purple planter and a great deal! I can't wait to see what you plant in it come spring.

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  9. The planter was a score... and will add a nice splash of color wherever you put it!

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  10. I love a bargain. If that pot is as large as you suggest, you might not need to put anything in it. It might work as an architectural element in its own right.

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  11. Without us, their lives would be just one boring football game after another. We are the spice of their lives! :-D

    Good job on the purple pot!!

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