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.