Sunday, June 26, 2011

It Sounded Like a Good Idea

Last week I heard that Mrs. Grossman's Sticker factory was going to be having a huge sale (70 -90% off) so I wanted to check it out. I have always loved their stickers. When I was a child one of my mother's friends gave me a large amount of the Mrs. Grossman's stickers. So many stickers in fact that I still have some of them today. So when I heard about the factory sale I thought it would be a lot of fun for my children (and me). Sounded like a good idea, right?

I figured it would be busy but I never anticipated how busy. When we got to the factory there was already a large line wrapping around the building. I thought no big deal, I'll just have my husband stand in line while we shop, problem solved. . .

Picture of line. Behind the line are the stickers.

. . .but when we were ready to buy our stickers, he really hadn't moved too far in line. I figured the line would pick up. Wrong again.

Morgan & I

I spent two hours pushing that tub of stickers in line, inching my way to a total of three registers. Actually they weren't even registers. They were manual credit card imprinters.

So what did I get after standing in line for two hours you ask? Pretty much what you see here. I got the kids some stickers but they have managed to use them already. I also bought a couple other things that I might use as gifts so I'm not showing them. I'm not really sure why I didn't get more stickers since I went through all that trouble. In my defense I was really sick but that also makes the whole thing sound even more crazy. Oh and I'm pretty sure everyone there thought I was crazy for taking pictures. Because really, there was nothing to take pictures of.


My son summed it up best when he told his dad this (when I wasn't around), "This is mom's second worst idea ever!". Hmm, wonder what my worst idea was?

Hope you all had a more peaceful weekend.

15 comments:

Lindsay Conner said...

LOVE that line from your son. Too funny... Ah, we've all been there! The sale gone bad..

*~kAy~* said...

wow! look at that line! O_o
those stickers are super special now :p

Hope you get well soon! ><

Michelle said...

Oh, that is totally something I would have done (before my recent budget overhaul, I mean)! At least you're laughing about it, right?

And you have got to find out what your son thinks your worst idea was... And then you have to tell us!

Ann said...

Ha ha! There's nothing like the promise of a bargain to get us ridiculously excited - no matter what's on sale! Must be in the human psyche.

lisbonlioness said...

epic fail :D But you made me laugh, does that count for something? Poor kiddos, but hey, better than a day at the dentist. Maybe. And I guarantee that one of your best ideas ever would be to get them a huge bowl of ice cream each, just to make up for the lost time ;)

Zakka Life said...

lisbonlioness,

In my defense I did bring water bottles, juice boxes and snacks. We also met up with some other family members so the kids were entertained by them. We ended up going out for pizza afterwards. Not quite as good as ice cream but still good :)

hiddenjade said...

Like Silhouette on Facebook. Wish me luck in the give-away!

Lasso the Moon said...

Oh, kids really know how to say it, don't they? So funny.
Anna

Michelle L. said...

This is too funny! Horrible idea - but not your worst, so that's a good thing!

Caca said...

your post makes me LOL.

justJENN said...

Man I hate days like that - that sound good until you're right in the middle of it. :(

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Love this post!!! made me laugh.

Leah said...

oh, I really wonder what your worst idea ever was! too funny!

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clara said...

Me too, I still have my mini collection of leftovers. Used to have loads of Mrs Grossman's heart stickers. Wow I cannot imagine standing inline that long to buy stickers...everyone's a big time fan!

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