Tuesday, 5 March 2013
Random Musings...Stealth Purchase
If you don't know what "that conversation" is then I envy you!
You just need to get your new item into your gaming/storage/painting area and it will be absorbed into the rest, no questions asked.
If you're spotted then it will be endless questions on why you need more toy soldiers rather than putting money into the holiday fund/electric meter/shopping money/apocalypse shelter budget.
You just don't need the hassle, right?
A lot of the time the postie will deliver items ordered when you're at work and kindly leaves a bright red "look, he's ordered stuff again" card for you to pick up your loot from the post office. The card alone will set up the round of questions and then when you come back from the post office with the parcel it all starts again! Nightmare.
Imagine my joy a few months back when I was the first one home and discovered one of these accussational cards on the door mat. I quickly picked it up and stuffed it into my pocket. I could go to the post office before work in the morning, pick up the parcel and sneak it into the house later! Hassle avoided! Sweet.
So arriving home the next evening I had stashed my shiny new box of Soviet anti tank guns (not even a particularly big purchase) into my laptop bag and carried it into the house, placing it in the usual spot.
Just having the usual "Hello, I'm home" type conversation when I heard behind me;
"wass 'is?" from the boy.
I turn as the wife says "yes, what is that?"
The boy often likes to fiddle with the zips on my laptop bag, one in particular is red and appealing. This is the one that closed the pocket where I had stashed my ATGs.
Dylan was now waving this box around like his favourite rattle!
Anyone else got a stealth purchase story?