Monday, November 26, 2007

A story about what happens when Shii is Right and Hii is Wrong

Once upon a time, one warm August evening, a Mom and a Dad and their kids were shopping at a local Large All-Things Electronic Store Where the Sign is A Yellow Tag.

As this mom and dad walked into this store, they walked right past a large sign taped to the door that said "WE HAVE Wii'S IN STOCK! RIGHT NOW!"

The mom said to the dad, "You should come back here and pick one up so that we get it out of the way before the Holidays get closer. We'll never get one if we wait too long."

The dad shrugged the mom off, as usual.

The mom and dad went on with their kids and did their shopping, wasting money on CD's and DS games.
Because there were still 4 weeks left of summer vacation, and the kids were driving the mom crazy.

And that dad never did return to the store to buy that Wii. That was IN STOCK! RIGHT NOW!

The kids went back to school, the summer ended, and Halloween came and went. As the Autumn air grew cooler and the leaves began to fall, The Mom reminded The Dad that "We should think about picking up that Wii soon, because once Thanksgiving comes, we'll never get it."
And the dad shrugged the mom off, as usual.

In November, upon seeing a commercial on TV for the Local Large All-Things Electronic Store Where the Sign is A Yellow Tag, the mom again mentioned to the dad that perhaps they should not wait until after Thanksgiving to purchase this Wii because it would really stink if all the stores are sold out.

"Won't that be stressful to have to chase all over for this Wii that we've been planning to get the kids all year long? Let's avoid the Holiday stress and get it out of the way now," said the well organized and always thinking ahead Mom.

To which the dad replied "Wii's are last year's thing. They're not going to sell out. There will be plenty. PLENNN-TYYY"

And the mom said "Mmmm-hmmm."

Because when The Dad thinks he is right, he is not going to listen to The Mom. Even though The Mom's track record clearly proves that SHE IS ALWAYS RIGHT. Especially when it comes to matters involving shopping. The Mom is very good at this. The Dad should know that by now.

So the mom and the dad and their kids enjoyed their turkey, their stuffing and their desserts. They talked, they laughed, they shared what they were thankful for, and they made fun of all the crazy shoppers going out at midnight to get the best deals.

But, on the day after Thanksgiving, the mom woke up in a panic. She knew that while they had been peacefully sleeping late, all snug in their beds, their bellies full of turkey and pie, THE REST OF THE WORLD WAS OUT BUYING UP ALL THE Wii'S.

And on that Friday morning when she awoke, she found out she was right.

And even the dad started to act a little shocked at the fact that the STORES WERE OUT OF THE Wii'S. Because they were last year's thing. And the stores had PLENNN-TYYY.

The dad even hopped online, and all of the Local All-Things Electronic Stores that sell online, promptly informed the dad, in big red letters, that they were SOLD OUT. Just like the mom may have mentioned once, or seven, times.

Even at the online mega store that is Walmartdotcom, Wii's were SOLD OUT.

The moms' foot began to tap and her finger began to point, and even the dad was starting to sweat a little bit.

So the dad went to Ebay.
And of course they had the Wii on the Ebay.
Like the commercial says, whatever 'IT' is, you can find 'IT' on Ebay.

For a price, that is.

Of course the Wii's were not the same price that the dad would have paid had he just gone to the Local All-Things Electronic Store Where the Sign is A Yellow Tag back in August.

And of course the mom was right.

And the dad knows it.

So somewhere tonight, over the great western part of this vast country, a Wii is slowly making it's 3 day priority mail way to our house.

Where the mom is right, and the dad knows it.


Family Adventure said...

And a-men to that! All of it. I could have written it myself.


ValleyGirl said...

Ahhhh, sweet SWEET victory! And it's SO hard to keep from saying "I told you so" in those situations, too!

Martha said...

Ha haaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

so true! so true! It is AMAZING to me how we are wired so differently and even when we tell them the right thing to do (because we are always looking ahead) they just don't see it ! Agh... :) Gotta love 'em though!

Kelly @ Love Well said...

Ouch. And amen.

(Rule number three in our household is "Mom is always right." Let me know if you'd like to borrow our List of Rules.)

kari said...

As I was out in the wee hours of the morning on black Friday, I cannot tell you how many people I came across who were on the desperate search for a wii. They are very hard to find around here, too. We had not even planned on purchasing one, but, the more I hear about how hard they are to find, the more it makes me think we just HAVE to get one, I NEED to be out there hunting them down with everyone else. I'm such a sucker;o)

Christy said...

Too funny! Mom should always be trusted when it comes to shopping!

Jul said...

Hysterical Lisa!! Thanks for the chuckle!

new diva on the blog said...

It just gives you a warm fuzzy glowing feeling when this happens doesn't it?!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Loving the title creativity.

Mom's know best (when it comes to shopping)

Have fun with you Wii!

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

The victory just can't be sweet because we're too busy being annoyed at their inability to JUST LISTEN TO US! Ugh. We're living the same thing over here right now, about the EXACT same present. Stupid men.

chickadee said...

well at least you're getting it. (shh, at this house mom is always right.)

Mom of 2 little princesses said...

So funny. I went out at 4:45 to Wal-mart (with every other white trash person in my town - of which I obviously am one) I then went to Meijer where they announced over the PA (3 times) "Meijer customers, I am sorry to announce, the WII is officially sold out" I kept running into a group of girlfriends who were saying, "Steph, the WII is officially sold out." "UGHHHH, the WII?" "Yes, the WII is officially sold out." They were cracking me up. Made me wish I was shopping with friends!

Jenny from Chicago said...

When will they learn? It's a hard lesson but not one that he will soon forget.

Happy Wiiing. It's the funnest thing since having kids.

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

Seriously, someone needs to tattoo "Lisa is always right" onto your man's butt. Better yet, on his arm, where he can see it daily and remember.

i should be folding laundry said...

I am so grateful that I purchased ours in August.

You will love yours, no matter how much you paid.

P.S. Women are the bomb.

Melody said...

We had that exact same scenario happen to us. Mainly, because I noticed that even when it wasn't the holidays they were always sold out. So as soon as they had them (in August) we got one. I thought it particulary funny that the Store with the Big Yellow Tag had the PS3 and the XBOX 360 (both very expensive models) sitting out but the Wii was packed tightly away in a back room where I had to ask for it.