Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Always Double Check

I went to a bridal shower this weekend for a friend named Laura Morrison*. While I was at work on Friday, I realized I hadn't gone shopping yet for a gift. I quickly logged onto Target's bridal list to see if she had registered there. I found her and looked at a few items to get an idea of what to shop for. After work I went and picked up some accessories for her bathroom and wrapped them for the party on Saturday.

The items and colors weren't to my liking at all. Mama Mia watched as I wrapped the gifts. I explained that I only purchased what was on her registry and not what I personally would have chosen.

At the shower, my gift was selected first to be opened. Laura unwrapped the gift, looked at it for a few seconds and finally said she liked the design. One of her friends asked if she had registered for the particular item. Laura softly shook her head no. Confused, I perked up and said, "I printed out the registry. I even checked the bar codes to verify the items. ...you did register at Target, didn't you?"

"No, just Macy's and JC Penney."

"Hmmm...Well, there's a Laura Morrison somewhere that's not going to get some items."

* normally I don't include actual names on this blog but in this case, I wanted to prove that her name really isn't that common.

8 comments:

Coordination Queen said...

That is awesome. I too assume that everyone registers at Target. I never would have checked Macy's or JcPenny's.

RED MOJO said...

Wow, awkward. Well, you kept the reciept right? I feel your pain, speaking of pain, are you all healed from bicycle cartwheel?

charlotta-love said...

Queen: Assume...makes a you-know-what-out-of-U-and-me.

Mojo: I am down to one bandaid and a bruised ego. :o)

Bone said...

Hahaha! That's what you get for having a common name. That's why I'm glad my Momma named me Bone. Even though she didn't really.

Beth said...

You have incredible (bad) luck. Thank God you have a wonderful sense of humour to go along with it!

Ingrid said...

Sounds like the kind of stuff that happens to me often.

Em said...

It's the thought that counts, right? Hmmm...maybe not.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

laura said...

Who registers at JC Penny?

I have a thing about brides who register at places like Williams and Sonoma. Just because you want to be rich doesn't mean that I am. A $10 oven mit at Williams and Sonoma isn't going to be any better than a $4 one at Target. Trust me.