So the other day Mr. Jenners told me how he bought a bunch of books for the Kindle for our upcoming vacation. He’d ordered something like four or five different books (all travel memoirs and cruise books).
Instantly, my devious little mind went to work. “Hmmmmm,” I said to myself. “I wonder if Mr. Jenners would notice if I slipped a little Kindle purchase of my own in there? I mean, I know I’m technically under a book buying ban, but he probably wouldn’t notice with all the other ones he bought. Plus the book is a travel memoir that he will probably want to read too.” (Note: The book in question was Everything Is Going to Be Great: An Underfunded and Overexposed European Grand Tour by Rachel Shukert.)
So guess what I did?
The right thing … which would be to NOT buy the book?
Oh no, dear readers. I bought the book. I snuck it in there, figuring he wouldn’t notice it amidst all the other Kindle purchases he had made.
The VERY NEXT DAY, he calls from work me and asks me about the book I’d purchased. Turns out, he had been checking the credit card statement (DAMN! I should have known he obsessively checks it for fraudulent charges!!!) and saw that there were FIVE Kindle books, not the four he had purchased. (Turns out, he does pay attention to what he buys, unlike me who will download Kindle books willy nilly if left unsupervised).
I confessed and received a rather harsh punishment, which I shall not describe. (And trust me, you don’t want to know.)
All I can say is that Everything Is Going to Be Great had really better be great.
|You’d better be worth it!|