Wednesday, September 20, 2006






<---Mr. Kenju








The other day, Mr. kenju and I were headed to AAA, to buy an extension handle for his rolling luggage (he always claims they are too short). Being taller than average can be an impediment sometimes....LOL. So, we get out of the car into beautiful sunshine, a light breeze warmly caressing our skin and he says "Look at those clouds! I thought the weatherman said it would be sunny all day". He's one of those "glass half-empty guys", and the cartoon section above describes him perfectly!

At AAA, we discover they don't carry the extension handles, but it is suggested that we go to one of the two travel stores in the nearest mall. I avoid that mall like the plague, but in the interest of the search we went there (only the second time this year for me). We checked the first store, which had one that I thought was sort of pricey plus a saleswoman who was so bored and uninterested she could hardly bring herself to talk to us. So we went to the second store, where we found the same handle at the same price, but a salesman who was genuinely helpful. We bought it.

As we pulled into the driveway at home, Mr. kenju took the suitcase from the car, extended the handle and proceeded to drag it into the garage, where he stops and says....

"You know, I don't think I really need an extension after all."

Guess who had to go back to the store for a refund?

(not me........LOL)

22 comments:

spagirl22 said...

I live in NC too.
Michele sent me,
Spagirl22

spagirl22 said...

Hello Raleigh! I'm over in Wilmington. Nice to meet you!
BTW... I'm snagging the blonde jokes to read to my class tonight.

Anonymous said...

Hard to satisfy some people.
Good cartoons below.

Wordnerd said...

I feel your pain, Judy! ;)

Jay said...

I hope not you! hehe, it's a miracle what we put up with, eh?

Brony said...

HeHe. Great Cartoon.
Michele says hi.

Maya's Granny said...

I think your husband sounds so real and human! How kind you were to go to two places that you didn't want to in order to find it for him.

trinamick said...

I think I'll put that picture on the front of my desk, LOL!

Seamus said...

HAHAHA! He who turns, returns! :P

Karen said...

That's so funny. I too am married to a "glass half-full" kind of guy. He swears that we always get the worst table and the worst service in restaurants. I choose to believe it's just how things work out sometimes.

Well, at least you saved some money, right?!

Michele sent me here today Judy. Hope all is well!

Blond Girl said...

First, that cartoon nearly slayed me! It might be worth the ink to print it out in color, even!

Second, as I read, all I could think about was my dad... I think he and Mr. Kenju may have been made of the same stuff, as they say...

Beverly said...

To answer your question, yes, I still have lots of freckles, particularly on my arms. The ones on the face have pretty much faded, I think. Now it's lines and wrinkles. :-)

I love the cartoons below...I don't know where I've been the last couple of days. I missed a couple of days worth of posts here and at Karen's.

At a support group one evening, we were talking about insurances, and one gentleman said, "HMO stands for Hardly a Medical Organization." Sort of fits.

Shephard said...

I don't know, but combo of the cartoon and your arrows pointing to it with "Mr. Kenju" just made me laugh outloud!
Great story. :)
~S

Jennifer said...

Ha! That's hilarious! Poor Mr. Kenju. :-)

Terri said...

Too funny, Judy! Sometimes ya just can't satisfy people....lol

brendalove@gmail.com said...

arrgh! The mall for no reason? Watch out, Mr. Kenju!

Maria said...

Mall Shopping! I love Mall Shopping! Next time call me and I will come too. I'll even return whatever it is we buy, that we don't want the next day.

Great writing Judy, and men, well ya just gotta love em.

Anonymous said...

Oh no! Not the mall... I also tend to avoid it like the plague. Mr. K sounds funny! I am coupled with the exact opposite, Mr. So positive it's unrealistic. I guess that explains why he is in marketing.

srp said...

And they say it's the women who can't make up their minds! Ha-ha-ha!

Pearl's Eaten Up said...

lol. ah well, it's good to get an outting.

Carmi said...

At least he was bringing it back to a store that seems to get service. Imagine if you had bought it from the first store!

Too funny, Judy!

PI said...

And he's still breathing????