December 27, 2006
I just had one of those moments like Steve Martin in Father of the Bride
, where he goes nuts and starts pulling hotdog buns out of the pack. I think that someone at the window factory got together with someone in the blinds factory and decided to screw the American public.
We went to buy blinds. Our windows are 54" wide. Well, you can buy 52" or 59". And 59" costs ten bucks more. So we proceeded to buy 59"s and have them cut about fifty dollars worth of blinds off and dump them in the garbage. It's funny because I'm not really mad about the price -- I would've bought 54"s for the same price -- I'm just ticked that I had to pay to waste blinds, that I had to sit for an hour and a half and watch them throw our money down a hole. Literally.
But at least tomorrow the sheets can come down from the windows.
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I too loathe waste...
Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at December 27, 2006 04:37 PM (u/ILG)
Welcome to the joys of home ownership! For future reference, our windowns are the same size and if you work it, you can make the smaller ones or the larger ones fit, just depends on if you can put it on the insdie/outside of your window. I was lucky that my dad was here when I was buying them so he taught me that! BUt...why should we have to work it when it seems that the 54 is the standard size for windows! CRAZY!
Don't even keep track of the money you spend on your house...it will just make you sick!
Posted by: StephanieBerndt at December 28, 2006 03:04 AM (+bp0U)
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