Sunday, August 09, 2009

furniture loyalty

Last week, Tom bought an entire apartment's worth of furniture from a warehouse liquidation in San Francisco.

Most furniture in the warehouse is one-of-a-kind, so the first person to grab an employee gets the item. This resulted in pandemonium.

After five minutes of mob mentality, the warehouse manager decreed a line. We stood anxiously in line for 45 minutes, waiting to buy this coffee table for $97:

Me: "We're spending so much energy on this. It will be sad one day when you don't want the coffee table any more. I'll remember how much work went into getting it."

Tom: "There won't be a day that I don't want the coffee table. I'm taking it the grave."

Me: "Ha ha."

Tom: "Unless one day the coffee table doesn't want me any more."

(We managed to buy the coffee table in the end.)


peter fisher said...

Well did you get it?!

Niniane said...

Oh, yes we did buy it. I updated the post.

momus said...

I, too, want a table that levitates without casting shadows. Quite a bargain at that price, btw.

Rustic Furniture said...

Hey Niniane! Really, the coffee table is looking nice. I must say Tom has very good sense of humor.