Friday, September 2, 2011

Question of the Day #1,041

UPS just knocked on my door.

I took the box and smiled at the delivery man.

"Ooo! It's a present!" I said.

The weekend before last, my friend, B, came to visit. When I saw her, the first thing she said was, "The good news is, I fixed your toilet. The bad news is, I broke it."

"I doubt you broke it. It's been malfunctioning since the day I moved in."

The toilet is my home's one downfall. When I host BBQ's, it doesn't fill fast enough. Or the handle falls off or the chain becomes unlatched. It's not unusual to find my friend, M, leaning over the toilet rigging it, a Budweiser in his free hand.

He'll look up at me and say, "Suz, get me that stupid little tool box you have."

What's funny about the tool box is that it's an actual little cardboard box stuffed with mismatched nails, screwdrivers, a tape measure and such.

It's a complete disgrace to a handyman like M.

So I laughed when I opened the UPS box to find a real, serious toolkit. It holds pliers, wrenches, a hammer, even bits and a bit driver.

And even funnier, it's pink.

Which will be a whole different kind of disgrace to my handyman, M.

I love my new toolkit and B for sending it to me.

What was the last surprise gift you got?



  1. to get to see an old friend after 12+ years!

  2. My husband ordered a negative ion power band bracelet for me. It's supposed to do something with your body we'll see.

  3. It was breaking my dear friend's toilet and getting to give her a nifty new toolbox! XOXO

  4. LOVE it! Nice work B!

    One of my friends got me a gc to my new favorite store. So didn't need to do that but it made me feel groovy!

  5. What a cool surprise! I love when UPS arrives. It makes me want to order things just so packages come to my doorstep. ;)

  6. Baby gifts (what else?!) from unexpected people. Surprise gifts rule! SO FUN!

  7. Hah, that's too funny! There was a postal strike here and one of my friends from the US sent me some clothes during it. Anyway, a month later, well I forgot all about the clothes! So when I received them, I loved it! :)


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