I found a wrapped present on the kitchen table, apparently from my children, Tulip the dog, and Percy the cat. Unwrapped it, I discovered a bright red bowl, labled “Complimentary Cereal Bowl”, and around the inner rim bearing the legend: “You’re the man! You’re handsome. You’re strong. You’re charming.” I know that’s going over the top, just a little, but after all, they’re just animals and cannot be expected to comprehend the subtleties of our language.
I asked Adrienne where she’d found it.
She’d bought it back around Mother’s Day, from the Great Acorn store in San Anselmo. On display was a red one and and yellow one. Adrienne wanted blue or green. The proprietor lady offered to order it. Adrienne decided not to wait.
“No,” she said, “I’d better buy the red one. It’s for Father’s Day.” The lady proprietor seemed alarmed.
“Father’s Day?” she asked, “That’s months away!”
“I know,” Adrienne said. “But when I see something I want, I just get it.”
You go, girl!