Regular readers of the blog may have garnered that I, not having one at present, need a couch of my very own, to
love and nurture and call george loll about upon.
Last week I happened to mention this to a work colleague, because I knew he had recently purchased a couch and I thought, in my cunning apathy, that if he had done any couch research I might be able to simply mooch off his results and
buy1 find a couch I wanted quickly. You know. Like, sometime this year.2
Said work colleague was startlingly helpful, and swore he'd done lots of research, and just happened to have a catalogue of the place he'd chosen as having the best value couches and he'd drop it over to my desk for me. Which he did, so quickly I rather suspect he might actually have some kind of ability to mess with space and time.
And that night I oohed and ahhed over the catalogue, and was suitably alarmed by the face that the catalogue neglected to list any prices whatsoever and sure in the knowledge this meant I didn't earn enough to be able to afford even LOOKING THROUGH the catalogue, let alone buying anything out of it. I was supported in this opinion by the fact that the work colleague had paid $2,500 for his couch.
This, I thought to myself, is an awful lot of money for a couch.
But perhaps it was because he chose a leather couch. Surely, if I went for a smaller, less leather-clad couch, there might be one that only cost, say, $1,000?
Today I dropped into the store, since I was walking past, and what did I see?
A ROOM FULL OF $8,000+ COUCHES.
Who has $8,000 to spend on a couch? Who has $10,000 to spend on a couch? If I'm paying that much money for a couch, it better be a TARDIS in disguise, or at least be capable of vacuuming the floor and solving the world's energy crisis at the same time.
- I won't be buying a couch quickly. I must save up some ready monies first. Which is difficult when I keep ogling, and purchasing, boots. [↩]
- THIS YEAR? How hard is it, I hear you cry? Not very at all, is the answer. But it's not a matter of how difficult it is, nor even how little time I may or may not have. It's a matter of whether I can be assed, people. [↩]