Friday, September 7, 2007

a package arrived in the mail yesterday

I love the note that came with it even more than the gift itself:

Actually, um, a lot more.

It's a checkbook wallet, which I've never had before and have been coveting for a while. Used to be that I preferred a small wallet that would fit it into a jacket pocket. But now that I'm a grown-up and I carry a purse (one of my least favorite words in the English language), I've been looking for something bigger. I'm forever misplacing my checkbook, and the wallet I've been using for the last several years doesn't have enough slots for the various credit cards and appointment cards and tenth-one-is-free cards that movers and shakers like me tote around, and they end up getting stuffed into the billfold, which means that when I open up my wallet the wrong way, it's 52 pick-up in the grocery store and at the gas station and wherever else goods and services are sold.

The leather of this particular specimen is like butta, and there's ample room inside for wads of cash and heaps of change and all manner of card and paper scrap. The problem is that while the green in the image on Stupid Daddy's monitor looked like that fresh, yummy, almost-lime-but-more-yellow-and-also-more-mellow kind of green, the actual green is muddy and jungle-y. (Don't you think I should write catalog copy?)

So we're going to sue the company ordering a different one. It's pink with red on the inside and also eight bucks cheaper. I'll let you know whether it's the one when it arrives. Sorry to leave you hanging like this, but there's really nothing I can do about it.

1 comment:

Stacy said...

ahh, sounds a bit like the search I am always engaging in for the perfect bag (a better word than purse, imho). I have a crap wallet, too, and a hub who would never--ever--notice.