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!