Saturday, January 19, 2008

Surprise Belated Wedding Present

Last week I came home from work and Brian suggested to me that we go to the mall. That's weird. If you know him, you'll know how weird that is. Then he pulled out three gift cards from Sears with different amounts written on the back - obviously from our wedding, since we don't tend to get gift cards a lot. We weren't sure whether there actually was any money left on the cards but thought, what the heck, let's go see if there's anything on them, and buy ourselves some new pots and pans!

Sure enough, when we got to the story the customer service representative confirmed that the amounts on the back of the cards were indeed correct. How exciting! We raced over to the Kitchen Wares section and started looking, lifting and comparing different sets and brands. We finally found a small set that Brian was comfortable with but I wasn't sure - it was the Kennmore brand so chances were we wouldn't be able to find any supplemental pieces if we wanted - like a double broiler, etc. I wanted to think about it a bit, so we wandered around and, as I tend to do, I wandered right into the clearance section. I saw a big box on the floor and started rifling through it - a set of pots and pans, ridiculously cheap! But they were ugly. Very ugly. So I kept looking. Shortly thereafter I came upon a Kitchenaid box - and was delighted with the contents. Brian came along, and we agreed that yes, this is the set for us - a 10 piece, copper bottomed set of Gourment Chef KitchenAid pots and pans!

As we packed the box back up with our find, a man with what seemed to be good intentions came by and told us that he had bought that same set in the summer and you know what? It's sitting in his closet in the box. He packed it right back up after his food kept sticking to the frying pan. They say it's stainless steel, but everything sticks. Now you know where to find a good set of pots and pans? I'll tell you. Ikea. Nothin' sticks to them, and they cost $10/piece.

We thanked him for his editorial and hurried with our find to the cash register. Weirder yet - Brian wanted to stay at the mall and walk around for a while.

What used to be:



What is now:


And for those of you who bought us gifts for our wedding, we are very very thankful for the gifts and the ThankYou Cards are still coming... It still counts if it's a year and a half late, doesn't it?

4 comments:

Rod and Bec said...

Very pretty!!

Kirsten said...

Very nice.

Eric and Marya said...

Hey! You're back! :)

Eric and Marya said...

You know your getting old when you get excited about buying pots and pans.
Eric