How it came up?
I was looking at the morning paper when suddenly one advertisement struck my eye. It was an ad for a Sofa Table and the price they gave it away at was quite cheap. I looked around my Drawing room and felt that I need a Sofa Table. My room is not that big but comfortable enough to provide a good spot for gatherings, evening soirees and the like. A sofa table will surely complete the space and provide a support for keeping things when needed. So I went for the phone and dialed the ad seller’s number and made the order. What I didn’t take into account was the first physical contact needed before making such purchases and need to study before buying anything.
It was two days later the table was delivered. I can’t say I was shocked but disappointed. The Table didn’t remotely resemble the one which I saw on the broad sheet and was a far cry from it. But then I had acted in haste and ordered something which I wasn’t completely sure of and went blindly for the advert. But the real problem started later on.
My Partner arrived and saw the Table and what followed was short of a world war. She was furious as to how I made a purchase without consulting her and the quality of Table delivered and not agreeing with her taste. I tried to reason and convince her that Table is a useful addition to the Drawing room but women folk are something who are vehement when they stick to a claim and will guard it no matter what.
Finally we settled for the Table to be shifted to the bedroom as it could serve a better purpose there and didn’t have to return it as she wanted to. But I did learn a lesson. Never go for the glam quotient. If you feel that you need to buy a piece of furniture first judge whether you need it or not and better still visit some shop to get a feel for it. It’s your money which will be spent so spend wisely. Last but not the least please do have a conversation with your other half before making any such decisions and not to feel guilty about it later.