Saturday, February 04, 2012
Marriage 401, Lecture 120: Motion of the ocean, not the size of the ship
Me: Here it is. The Magnum pepper mill. Six inches.
SH: That's not it. There's a bigger one.
Me: Yes, this one is nine inches. But the gift certificate is for $50 and the nine inch mill costs $49, so we'd have to pay for shipping.*
SH: Oh. But the nine inch one is bigger. Sometimes people prefer that.
Me: Is it 50% better?
SH: Sometimes, people like bigger.
* No, we are not in the habit of spending $50 on a pepper mill, but we are buying this as a gift to use a gift certificate we got to a store that has NOTHING, NOTHING we want, unless you consider an alligator-shaped server for stuffed jalapeno peppers to be desirable.
SH got this pepper mill as a gift a few years ago and likes it, so we thought we would give it as a gift to our friends who lack a pepper mill. Better than the cert going to waste.