February 16, 2004

Serving Suggestion

After yet another trip to a store to add things to our registry, I've realized there are certain things that will make the experience more enjoyable. If we have to go back again, I'll be sure to bring the following supplies:

Chewing gum: after a few hours in a dry store my mouth felt like it was on fire. There was one plus side to my bad breath: pushy salespeople stayed far, far away.

Bottled water: Bloomingdale's in the dead of winter just might be the driest place on Earth. And while there are water glasses everywhere, there is not a drop to drink, at least not for less than four dollars. Some of the heating ducts in the store were strong enough to fill ninety hot air balloons and I was so thoroughly dried out that I woke up later that night with a bloody nose. Seriously.

Food: Towards the end of our registry mission, I bonked harder than a carbo-deficient marathoner hitting the wall at mile twenty. I'm partial to Clif Bars, but a Snickers, box of raisins or any other small snack can help you keep up your energy. Better yet, build in a lunch break at the store's cafe.

Actually, come to think of it, it might be even better to order in, grab a few beers and set the whole registry up online.

Posted by The Groom at February 16, 2004 03:29 PM