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Ruh Roh

Yesterday afternoon, I was in desperate need of a nap.  The week after Thanksgiving Break is notorious for being a rough one on teachers.  Kids don’t want to go back to school, and teachers don’t really want to either.

The Mr. wanted to go to Best Buy, but I insisted on my nap first…

An hour and a half later, head foggy from nap-brain, we grabbed Rooster and headed out.

The Mr. was on a mission…

To look at TVs.




The TV in the living room has been on its last legs for awhile.  We’ve had it as long as we’ve been in this house…at least nine years…and the colors were starting to go bad.  Yellow sidebars were creeping in from the left and right sides of the screen.

Despite this, I loved my TV, as evidenced by a photo I posted a couple of years ago when I was reunited with it after giving up television for Lent…

You can see, though, that it was large and boxy.  It jutted out in the back, which made finding the right place for it difficult.  It took up a lot of space.  Still, the picture was large, and I loved it (again, the proof is in the pudding…or rather, picture).

Anyhoo, he wanted to look at TVs and actually had been looking for a while.

He had a good idea what he wanted because he’d been pricing them.

He talked to a sales associate about a TV he’d seen on sale elsewhere, and that’s when I started getting nervous.

You see, I’d heard the Mr. tell the associate that we could put the purchase on my Best Buy card.

You get interest free if you pay for large purchases in full over a certain amount of time…usually between 18 and 24 months.

There was a problem that the Mr. wasn’t aware of.

I didn’t have enough room left on the card for the hefty purchase…

Because I’d done my Christmas shopping for a certain “someone” at said store just a few days ago.



I don’t know what’s wrong with me…actually shopping early for a change.

But I couldn’t tell him that.

So, I pulled Rooster over and explained the dilemma.

He chuckled as his eyes widened in understanding.

The Mr. continued talking to the associate, and Rooster and I began giggling.

The Mr. was not amused and began rolling his eyes and getting mad at us.

We couldn’t help it, though, and I tried to explain that it was an inside joke.

I later learned that the Mr. thought we were making fun of the associate.

We’re not mean like that.

Only Chicky and I do things like that.

Hey, Chicky…“Meow.”


Inside joke.

Back to my story.

The Mr. still had no clue what was going on except that we were being obnoxious.

As soon as he walked away to look at TVs some more (big purchases are never easy in my family), I pulled the associate aside and explained what was going on.

He suggested I take a walk “to the ladies room,” conveniently located beside Customer Service, and get some help with my balance.


I did and returned.

The Mr., by this time, was looking at a different TV, but he had wizened up.

He told me that he knew there wasn’t room on my card and asked what I’d purchased.


That’s when I had to spill the beans, completely ruining his Christmas surprise.

Bigger sigh.

That didn’t thwart the Mr., and he made the purchase…albeit with a bit of juggling.

The sales associate was having a good time at our expense, let me tell you.  It certainly was a funny situation!

We got our new TV home, and Rooster set it up for us…not that we couldn’t have, mind you, but doing things like this helps him earn his keep.


Look at what we now have in our living room…

Oh word, but this TV is AMAZING!!

It’s a little smaller than the one I had, but it can do SO MUCH MORE!!!

We have Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus, but I’ve only been able to watch shows on my computer or through my Wii, which is a pain because the Wii cuts out sometimes.

No more!

Now everything is accessible through my “Smart” TV.


I can also do my social networking stuff while watching TV!!

The picture is so clear!  I had not realized how bad the other TV was until the new TV was turned on.

Just look at Sami Brady.  She’s definitely hiding something (when is she NOT?).  You can see every worry line on her face with the new TV!

When all was said and done, our little Ruh Roh turned out to be more like a Whoop Whoop!

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