- Posted by Johanna on April 14, 2007 at 4:13 pm
- Category: Meta
Mom and Dad and I got together today for lunch and a bit of shopping. Dad wanted to go to a famous name preppy clothes store that makes a big deal out of tradition and how they’ve been selling classic styles for centuries. Once there, we discovered that they no longer stock normal-fitting oxford cotton shirts. Instead, everything’s cut for slim fit… which means they’re charging twice as much as the other stores for their brand-name clothes that only fit men under 35. That is SO misunderstanding their market, which is guys like my Dad who want to replace the shirts they’ve worn for decades with the same thing and have plenty of money to do so. Stupid store.
On the way out of the mall (excuse me, open air lifestyle shopping center), Mom and I dragged him into Godiva to see what’s on sale. We both made desserts for weeks out of the half-price Valentine’s boxes last time we went, but the selection this time was just leftover bunnies. However, they were doing a scratch-card instant win game this weekend only.
Mom won the grand prize, a year’s worth of their new Chocoiste line. It turned out to be “Pick any four small packs or bars off that table for free. In a month, you’ll get a coupon in the mail to come in and do the same thing again, and so on for a year.” But still, free chocolate. And then she turned around and gave it all to me! I love my parents. And I highly recommend the Godiva flip-top tins of dark chocolate pearls with mint.