Stay AWAY from the Kiosks!
This morning I had to swing into the mall for a quick last-minute gift. 10 minutes later I was on my way back to the parking lot when I was suddenly lured in by the personalized ornament kiosk. Each year I try to pick out one ornament for each of my kids - something that signifies that year for them. I found a "Big Sister" ornament that I thought might be cute for Lauren. Of course the only blonde girl ornament was in the back of the row. So I carefully began removing each ornament to get to the back blonde girl...which turns out...was completely tangled up in two other ornaments. Suddenly it fell to the floor. Oh no! I quickly picked it up and apologized to the "clerk" who promptly said..."You have to buy it now, but we'll give you 10% off." (apparently this is a common occurence - probably how they make their money).
Ok, Mr. Grinchy McScroogester....I'll buy your stupid ornament, because it is Christmas and I"m already sad for you that you have to work at an ornament kiosk this Thursday morning....but I will let other people know about this...and you WILL be personalizing this...since I have to BUY it and all. But, as usual...I didn't even win that small victory...because Mr. Bah-Humbug had bad handwriting to boot. Ugh - Merry Christmas!