Thursday, June 30, 2005


Nathalie and I spent a good 40 minutes finding a set of flatware that we liked. The main criteria being that the spoons won't bend in half when we're digging out ice cream like the cheapo ones we have now. Of course, it also had to be visually appealing, and made from good quality stainless steel.

We probably looked bizarre. Two people sitting amongst boxes of flatware in the middle of the store, testing the shear forces of various spoons by trying to bend them in our hands.

After quite a bit of deliberation, we settled on a design. I triumphantly handed the box over to Nathalie, who then zapped it with the infrared inventory gun to add it to our registry.


"It says it's discontinued."

"What?" I couldn't believe it. 40 minutes of scrutinizing box after box of spoon strength, fork design, and handle heft, and we pick the box of discontinued flatware.

Nathalie and I stared at each other blankly. We either buy this box ourselves, or go through the process again and try to find another set of flatware that we like, which will hopefully be available to add to our registry. We looked at the pricetag, put the box down on the floor, and with a deep sigh, began searching for another box.