Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thank You Very Much

Time for a bit of gratefulness, courtesy of KMama’s weekly Thank You Very Much.  It’s a fun way to get that bit of aggravation out – better than egging someone’s car or knocking their garbage can over.  And probably less jail time too…



To the woman behind the Lancome counter – yes I’ve tried what you were trying to sell me.  I let you give me the spiel for 30 seconds, then told you that the ridiculously expensive lipstick lasts all of four minutes before needing to be reapplied.  You actually had the nerve to tell me that it was the long-lasting stuff and I was wrong.


When I again told you that I was constantly reapplying it, you ended your sales pitch with “you must lick your lips a lot”.  Yeeeeeah… Not buying it (literally).  Thank You Very Much.


To Gymboree.  Yes your stuff is unbelievably cute. 


You do realize we’re in a recession, right?  Thank You Very Much.

(ps – I heart your little boy clothes.  Feel free to send me a gift card to make up for my public blog drooling :)


To the big truck that kicked up the rock that smashed my foglight, Thank You Very Much.

Actually – it was pretty darn funny to see Mr. Daddy duck and then look all over the windshield for the crack he’d heard…  expensive entertainment, no?


To the kid who has refused to eat anything without peanutbutter lately and the Daddy who is enabling his habit… Thank You Very Much.



To the online shoe store that decided to cancel the 15% off code that was issued three hours earlier – Thank You Very Much.

I appreciate that you did that AFTER I put an order in for shoes that I can’t find anywhere else.

(Though to be fair, I whined about it and they “found” another 15% off code once I said to cancel it if they weren’t going to honor 3-hour old offers :)


To the husband who is protesting an upcoming family photo session… Moms trump Dads on this issue, Thank You Very Much.  If they didn’t, the only proof grown children would have of their family time would consist of photos of daddy with a dead deer.

Just wear what I put out for ya, show up, smile, and consider it my Christmas present, k?

(I promise only to post the flattering ones of Mr. Rockin Hottie Magnum Daddy!  And wait till you hear who is taking them! :)


Alrighty – that’s enough gratefulness for one day… head on over to KMama’s for some good readin!


Jennifer Haas said...

I hate when the codes don't work. And of corse I buy it anyway without the code. Those sites are sneaky!

Foursons said...

I would have loved to watch the scene unfold at the Lancome counter. hahaha

And Gymboree has adorable stuff! For example- that picture you posted has the cutest little boy outfit and that boy almost looks like Itty Bit and I could totally see him wearing it. But I'm with ya- the prices are outrageous.

Bahahaha- expensive entertainment to see Mr. Daddy duck at unseen flying objects and then frantically look around for the damage...priceless!

Mmmmmm...peanut butter.

You must post pictures of your shoes when you get them. Ya know- for us shoe lovers.

Oh and post pictures of the family photo too. Who the heck is taking them?

Anonymous said...

I am never happy when a salesperson cannot take "no" for an answer. I know it's their job to sell a product, but to tell the customer that they're wrong? nah, don't think I'll EVER buy any of your stuff again, thankyouverymuch. As for coupon codes, I google the site every time before I purchase anything. Rarely do I end up without a code that works, whether it's for free shipping, or a percentage or dollar amt off. I am cheap. C'est la vie.
And hey.. tell Mr. Daddy I'LL take a picture of him! No, wait.. I'll EDIT them... how 'bout that? Cause I did a fab job on Mr. Braddy's shot, now didn't I? heh.

Kmama said...

I'm glad that online shoe company found another code for you. What a PITA!

I like Gymboree, I don't LOVE it. There are sometimes that I really fall in the love with the clothes, and others when I don't fidn anything I like.

For what it's worth, two bits of knowledge for you. One, Crazy 8 ( is a spinoff of Gymboree. It's like Gap's Old Navy. Two, if you have a Gymboree outlet, GO THERE. Anything that comes in, even brand new, is automatically 30% less than the regular store. And, YES THERE'S MORE! You GET Gymbucks from them. You can't use them in the outlet store, but you can earn them there.

Okay, stepping off the soapbox now. LOL

Kmama said...

I have a guess on the photographer. Would it be Dana??

He & Me + 3 said...

Who who is taking your pictures? Dana, Heather...who? Do tell.
I can't wait to see them.
I hear ya on Gymboree...even when I worked there I shopped the clearance Sheesh.

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

I am right there with you on the Christmas photos. Now i get lip from the boys AND Nurse Boy.

One day they will thank me for it... RIGHT?!

OK, probably not...

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Floortime Lite Mama said...

OMG love your stories
totally agree with you on the lancome lipstick
Does NOT last

Brandi said...

Was she seriously accusing you of eating lipstick?

I don't shop Gymboree much. Ya know, we are into 'big boy' clothes now... so I'm told. I'm a sucker for the GAP, but they're not aware of the recession either. Lately, Kohl's has been my best friend. Great prices and the boys love the Tony Hawk clothes.

Lil' Bub LOVES peanut butter. He has a peanut butter sandwich on 'favorite' bread nearly everyday. He's going to turn into a peanut. Oh, and 'favorite' bread is organic honey-wheat. HA! How sneaky am I?!!

Lisa said...

I don't think they MAKE a lipstick that would stick to MY lips for more than 4 minutes. I usually put some on just so I feel like I have attempted an out at full beauty for the day, but that is it. (Of course the $1 BLOOD RED lipstick I got for halloween stayed on ALL NIGHT and didn't even run!)

And I personally can't wait to see pictures of the shoes AND the fam. And then the family pictures AFTER Pam D has edited them! Mr. Braddy was PRICELESS.

And I have no clue who is photographing you. Stacy?

Lisa said...

Oh, yeah, and when we recently got some hand me downs from a neighbor and it included Tommy Hilfiger, Gymboree & Children's Place, I SO did a happy dance in the garage! LOL

Shana Putnam said...

Don't know about the Lancome lip stuff. Nothing stays on mine either. But on the clothing issue I will NOT pay full price for anything. Almost everything Blaze has is name brand and I have seriously NEVER paid more than 12 dollars for anything he has ever worn. I just can't do it. Well, except for shoes. I shop TCP Outlet, Gymboree Outlet, Bealls Outlet, Vanity Fair Outlet, Ebay and consignment stores. I do but him Garanimals from Walmart for play clothes and some of them are really cute and I don't get upset if he ruins them because they are cheap. I have people ask me how I can afford Blaze's clothes all the time and I tell them how cheap I get them and they look at me like I am crazy. I also shop end of season sales and put away for the next year. I got Blaze all of his shorts for next summer for $.99 each from TCP Outlet. Ok off my soapbox

Goodness and Mercy Mom said...

Hey Rachel,

I have a "Thank you very much" without the sarcasm. Thank you very much for reading my blog and posting such a sweet comment. My loyal lurkers are shy, so a real comment on my blog is a treat.

I'm new to the bloggy world and just found yours. I'll certainly be following Once Upon a Miracle and may see you for some True Story Tuesday fun.

Thanks again,

Unknown said...

haha your gratefulness cracked me up . . . and my hubby is OBSESSED with peanut butter -- It drives me a little crazy!

Michelle Pixie said...

Glad to hear you are getting your shoes!

Oh how I love me some Gymboree & now that I have three girls I need to hit the lottery to shop there! Clearance racks are calling my name! ;)

Why must they make it so difficult to have a family photo? Maybe if you jumped in the picture with the dead deer and you could Photoshop the deer out?!

Lisa said...

Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaachel? It's Friday. Where are you??????????????

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