November 24, 2005
No Starvin' Marvin, That's My Pot Pie
Well, today is the day that starts the official push of Christmas. Thanksgiving is normally the second to last meeting of your family for the year, being followed by Christmas of course. Now what happens on Thanksgiving usually is that aside from the getting together and eating way to much food, you also get into that stupid game of exchanging names. You know the deal, you all draw some family member’s name out of a hat or a shitty Tupperware bowl and then you are assigned the awesome task of trying to find them some stupid ass gift in less than a month when you will all meet in this same location again. You usually never draw one of your parent’s names or a sibling; it’s usually some distant cousin who just sits in the corner and doesn’t talk to anyone for the whole day. Well what in the hell are you going to buy him? You can tell he’s obviously a loser so maybe a Playboy and some Vaseline? Luckily I don’t have to do any of that shit so my Thanksgiving was just eating and watching some television.
I did however venture out of the house today and was going to attempt to shop a little bit for some Christmas presents early. If you think I’m stupid enough to actually go out into the madhouse that so called ‘Black Friday’ is; you obviously don’t know me at all. Let’s just say that I’m not a people person. Anyway, the one thing I am looking to buy for a present is this thing called I-Dog. On my way home from work this morning I stopped at Wal Mart and wanted to see what it cost and they didn’t have it. I scoured the toy department looking and I finally broke down and asked one of the people there if they had them. They toy lady had no idea what I was talking about; which is not a good sign when you’re looking for a toy. She looked around the shelves because apparently my eyes weren’t working properly, then when I told her what it was she told me it was probably in electronics. We strolled over to electronics and checked it out but there was none there either so she paged over the electronics person. When he got out there he looked on some computer and said if they had it that it would be in toys. Great, now we’re back to square one, and guess what? Now I’ve got two people looking for this toy over in the toy department where it wasn’t at before. The final decision was that it wasn’t in the store so I left. Shit it was 6:30 in the morning and I thought I could get home and catch some more shut eye before starting my day.
I ventured out to K Mart later because I remembered seeing in the paper last week that it was only $18.98 there. Well, when I got there I saw it but the price tag was $27.99. What in the hell is that about, I know the paper said it was under twenty, but maybe it was Shopko. I ventured over there next and they had I Dog also, but he was $29.99. It’s only Thanksgiving and I’m already pissed at Christmas. I went home after this disappointment and checked my papers. I was right, it was K Mart that had it for under $20, but that specific sale was only good for Sunday through Wednesday and of course – it was now Thursday. Fucked again I guess. Another thing that miffed me about I-Dog was that he is no bigger than my fist. Apparently you hook him up to your mp3 player or your CD player and he lights up and bobs his head to your music. I don’t think he’s worth $20, and he damn sure isn’t worth $30 so at the moment I-Dog is still stuck in the store and a six year old may have her Christmas ruined this year. Just kidding, I’m sure they will go on sale again or I will find something better to buy than a stupid I-Dog. I’m good like that you know.
Posted by Dave at November 24, 2005 08:59 PM