from my state – literally and figuratively – and other places. i'm not in florida any more, but i haven't given up the sunshine.


no… we didn’t measure

we finally bit the bullet this weekend and bought a new couch. while i love the sofa that once sat in front of our tv, the puppy loved it so much she chewed it to smithereens. it was covered in a lovely textured material that made the ideal pet hair magnet. and a visiting pooch loved it so much he urinated on it. needless to say, after a few good years of abject abuse it was time to say goodbye. (this being my first big girl purchase, i observed a moment of silence as she was placed by the dumpster)

i can be, at times, overly cautious about making big purchases – wanting to weigh the options and make the best decision possible. it’s a trait that caused us to lose – to a faster buyer - the perfect chocolate couch, on sale for a ridiculously small amount of money. my girlfriend, on the other hand, is more the type to seize opportunity as it is presented. both approaches have their merits and pitfalls.

so, this weekend we were determined to make the purchase. i was determined to try not to be too cautious. the result: after about 20 minutes we settled on a great sofa at a good price. delighted, we hurried home only to discover that the beast was way bigger than it looked in the huge showroom. we only got it through the door after calling a friend to help, removing the legs and sQuEeZiNg it through. once in it looked a little, well… out of place. too big for the tiny space.

the best part is that everyone’s response has been the same: didn’t you measure? clearly. obviously. no. we didn’t.

note to friends: these types of questions are not welcome after such a purchase. just go off in your respective little corners. laugh at our stupidity. then come back and tell us how nice the couch is. geez.

fortunately, a little rearranging solves the problem.


Blogger Cindy said...

Congrats on the new purchase!! I would look at it as optimism for moving to a bigger space some day. I promise no innane size comments when we see it.

12/20/2005 01:13:00 PM

Blogger Amanda said...

Oooh, i nice comfy couch sounds perfect! Don't listen to the ney sayers (sp?)--they won't be complaining when they're passed out comfortably on it one day. :)

12/20/2005 02:40:00 PM

Blogger Miss Kris said...

hee. The exact same thing happened to us when we bought our sofa! It didn't look so big in the showroom and, of course, we didn't measure it either!

12/26/2005 05:43:00 PM


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