Friday, July 24, 2009

The Surprise

So there I am in the small appliance section screaming like a lunatic and not caring at all.

There are a few crucial things every person needs so survive. So I bought a TV. As a matter of fact it was the first thing I bought in California. It was a good deal. I really liked the TV. I intended to put it above my fireplace when I got home. But it was damaged out of the box. When I brought it back to the store I got the biggest surprise of my year.

The store I bought it from is a huge retailer out here on the left coast, called Fry's. Think Best Buy, but bigger, cheaper, and I don't hate them. On the way back to the TV section to get a new TV I got distracted by some other shiny things in the small appliance department. (I happened to need an iron... ok... I iron... no big deal.)

So there I am in the small appliance section and I get a call from my oldest of friends, Ed. We hadn't talked since I got to CA and I was happy to talk to him. Little else could distract me from TVs and... um... irons.
In true Ed fashion he waits until a few minutes into the conversation and then casually drops the following statement.

“So... I asked Kate to marry me this weekend.”

So there I am in small appliances, holding a garment steamer, and I started yelling into my phone like it was a megaphone...

“Holy $H!7!!!! You what!? That is awesome! You big dumb jerk! How could you do this to me... I am in the small appliance section 3000 miles away!? You couldn't warn me!?! That is awesome!.... wait... she said 'yes' right! You wouldn't tell me while I was in the small appliance section if she didn't say 'yes'.?! Whew... thank God... THAT IS AWESOME!!!!”

As happy I was for him I was a little disappointed. Not at Ed. Kate is a fantastic woman and I couldn't be happier. As is a testament to the fact that I almost got thrown out of Fry's. I just really wish I could have been there in person to congratulate him. One of the downsides of being in exile.

Congratulations Kate and Ed!

PS. Just because I know the suspense was killing you... I got a better TV after I finally got back to the TV section. Take a look.

1 comment:

  1. hate to tell y greg, but that's an entertainment stand, not a fireplace.