Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Grab a Tissue

Gift of the Amazon
by O. Hank

Ten more dollars to free shipping.  The husband stared at the Amazon cart.  How he needed that shaving cream!  His beard was unmanageable without it.  But the cost of the cream was ten dollars short of what was required for free shipping!  The fees would HAVE to be paid... UNLESS?

Perhaps there was another in the household who could HELP him reach his goal - perhaps his own dear WIFE?  He appealed to her, explaining his distress over the exorbitant fees looming.  How great his relief when she rushed to his side at the computer exclaiming, "There, there love, I will do what I can to help!"

In silent wonder the husband watched as his bride (oh, throw me a bone here) scanned the book listings, her tiny white fingers (gonna need another bone) tapping the computer keyboard.  At last she turned to him, her eyes glowing with triumph, "I will add tatting books to your order!  Two will cover the margin, but I will add a third so there is no question."

"You would do that for ME?" he cried.

"Yes, my darling and I would do it yet again, should you need me!"

Days later, when the order arrived, the (relatively) young couple sat in quiet companionship.  She enjoying her husband's smooth shaven jaw and he reveling in being able to flip channels with no utterance, save the flipping of the pages of some REALLY GOOD TATTING BOOKS.  And together they savored the sweet taste of FREE SHIPPING!

The End


Jane Eborall said...

Hilarious!!! Thanks for an early morning giggle!!

Fox said...

Too Much! LOL!!! You can WRITE! I am still laughing.... and loading tatting suppliers.... maybe I need a shave....

Fox : )

Jill said...

lol that was so magnanimous of you! ;)

btw, I love the picture in your header, I just got some vintage tatting threads and have several balls of the white/yellow/purple!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Wonderful! Marvelous! I love happy endings!

Martha said...

Ann -- you are so funny and clever, and Fox makes a good point -- you are a WRITER/TATTER.

I can't tell you how many times my husband has said those exact words to me -- he who hates to pay shipping and doesn't mind spending an hour figuring out how to get a $2 rebate. Apparently, we have one more thing in common.

Krystle said...

Mwahahahhaaaa! ROFLOL!
Me and my hubby got a good laugh out of that.

Gina said...

ROTFL! Love this!

Isdihara said...

What a great story! An epic tale that will no doubt go down in the annals of legend.

❦TattingChic said...

OH MY GOSH! I literally laughed OUT LOUD! That was great! You are so very humorous! Thanks for making me chuckle. What a lovely, thoughtful, and caring bride you are to your groom.

sewmuchfun4 said...

Thank you, THANK you everyone! Your comments are so kind and generous! In a perfect world (for me anyway), Handy Hands would carry a complete line of shaving products as my husband is fastidious about a clean shave and hates shipping costs.
:) Ann

❦TattingChic said...

Ann, if it helps at all...Handy Hands does have FREE shipping for (USA) orders over $100! So, darn it all, you HAVE to spend over a hundred bucks at Handy Hands each time you shop there, LOL! At least that's my rationale, LOL!

sewmuchfun4 said...

Hey Tatting Chic!
$100 is too rich for my blood (each time that is). So I've been pondering what my tipping point is - I'm thinking $50. IF I rack up that much (which is SO (not) hard to do), I will definitely have to get the free shipping. Oh what a BURDEN, trying to fill my cart, but I'll bear it!
:) Ann

H J said...

HEY! Wait a minute! Are you married to my husband (AKA The Best Husband!)? Give him back right now!!!
Oh, wait...never mind.
The Best Husband is sitting right here next to me.
You must have another TBH.
Lucky girl!

sewmuchfun4 said...

Hey HJ!
I checked and my TBH is here also! Who would have thought there would be two such wonderful guys. Lucky you too!
:) Ann