Monday, April 23, 2012

Wrong Number

Last week I was leaving my in-laws after yet another birthday celebration, when I saw by the side of the road the most perfect playhouse. I stopped the car and could not believe my eyes when I saw it was only $20.  To be even more perfect, I had $20 in my purse! I could not believe my luck!

But then I remembered I was not driving a mini-van. I was driving our Jetta wagon, which is a very nice car, but has zero storage space.  I looked behind me to see if I could even possibly stuff this plastic playhouse in the car.  Probably not.  But, my husband was driving our even smaller car and was just ahead of me.

Except he wasn't; he had taken off and was nowhere to be seen.  Add that to the fact that my phone was completely dead and I realized I was stuck. There was no way I could fit that in my car, I couldn't call my husband back to help me put it in his car, or even to take it back to my in-laws. I had been sitting there long enough that I was afraid the people who owned the house might come out and talk to me. I decided to write down the phone number and deal with it when I got home.

Unfortunately, I could not find a piece of paper in the car. Apparently, when I go away for the weekend, my husband cleans out the car. Very nice, except I was in desperate need of some scrap of paper to write on.  I found the one thing I had in the car and quickly jotted down the number and drove on.

Which is how Finn ended up wearing this:

I would love to say we are the proud owners of a like new $20 playhouse, but we are not. Apparently sharpies and diapers do not mix. The number I wrote down and then tried to decipher was a wrong number. Some very confused old man could not understand why we were calling him.

This diaper is now in the trash, having been used for its intended purpose and not as a memo pad.

Morale of the story: 

Don't trade in your awesome mini-van for a tiny station wagon because you never know when you will find something on the street and need to take it home!


Don't let your friend use your phone charger all weekend. 


Karen said...

LOVE IT! Sorry you missed such a great deal. I just picked up a free car top carrier (by myself!) and brought it home in my mini-van.

Kristin said...

I was waiting the entire post for it :) I'm so sorry I cost you the perfect playhouse! If you ever find another deal like that, call me (if your phone is charged) and I'll come in my huge SUV to pick it up for you!

Bee that is loved said...

No mini-van was rally a ploy to limit the free or nearly free pick ups from filling the house ;-)