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Shadow_Ferret
01-06-2009, 08:29 PM
I bought my wife this double strand freshwater pearl bracelet for Christmas. The pearls looked like little shining Rice Crispies.

She hated it. She's a plain gold or silver bracelet kind of girl.

She ranted about hating it and my not knowing her tastes. (Take into account that Christmas is rather stressful time because we have to visit my annoying family and her annoying family within a few hours of each.)

Anyway, a few days later she tries it on. "Let me think about it."

OK.

So she wears it to work and everyone raved about how beautiful it was, told her to think outside the box, and that she owed me an apology.

OK, fine. Now she's really liking it.

It broke the next day.

:D

regdog
01-06-2009, 08:31 PM
Irony or poetic justice :ROFL:

brokenfingers
01-06-2009, 08:34 PM
Can't you just buy another box of Cracker Jacks?

vixey
01-06-2009, 08:36 PM
Can't you just buy another box of Cracker Jacks?

Or Rice Krispies? :tongue

KTC
01-06-2009, 08:36 PM
I buy perma-press everything. No irony for me. I don't even own an irony board.

Shadow_Ferret
01-06-2009, 08:41 PM
Can't you just buy another box of Cracker Jacks?
Don't get me started on Cracker Jacks! When was the last time there was an actual "prize" in those things? All you get now are paper items, like tattoos or tiny 2 page puzzle books.

sassandgroove
01-06-2009, 08:44 PM
bummer

regdog
01-06-2009, 08:45 PM
I buy perma-press everything. No irony for me. I don't even own an irony board.

**Snerk**


Don't get me started on Cracker Jacks! When was the last time there was an actual "prize" in those things? All you get now are paper items, like tattoos or tiny 2 page puzzle books.

I used to like the tattoo book. And the put the bb in the dogs nose game

Pagey's_Girl
01-06-2009, 09:04 PM
Irony or karma - not sure which. Although I know it's the one of the two that often whacks me upside the head....

BTW, did the necklace cord break or was it the clasp? They're both easier to fix than it looks. :)

Shadow_Ferret
01-06-2009, 09:06 PM
It's a string, actually, and the string broke.

To be honest, I didn't look that closely at it. I just called up Cracker Jacks and complainted about their shoddy merchandise.

Pagey's_Girl
01-06-2009, 09:22 PM
Restringing's easy, but it's addictive. It's what's led to me having a bead stash equal to the GNP of a small nation. (Of course, if civilization as we know it does really end in a couple of years and we all go back to using beads for money, well then - I'm going to be the real-life Aunty Entity of the new post-apocolyspe apockalyps alpoco END OF THE WORLD world....

ETA - No, I don't have spellcheck on this machine here at work. As you can see, that's a problem...

Cathy C
01-06-2009, 09:27 PM
:roll:

Ah, irony. It is the stuff of life. Or the life of stuff...I can never remember which.

Shadow_Ferret
01-06-2009, 09:30 PM
Well, I bought it online and when I was looking to return it, you have to take a copy of the receipt, which doubles as a mailing label (without any sticky, so then you have to tape it to the box), then you have to take it to a special carrier (at my expense) so it's sent securely, afterwhich you have to go and stand on your front lawn in a chicken costume and scream, "Pluck me! Pluck me!"

However, when I called about it being broken, they said they'd send a nice mailing label and I can drop it off in any FedEx box.

Mela
01-07-2009, 12:31 AM
I buy perma-press everything. No irony for me. I don't even own an irony board.

when's your next show in the Poconos, KTC?

TerzaRima
01-07-2009, 01:28 AM
Did anyone else think about that scene in Reality Bites when they saw the title of this thread, where Winona Ryder is asked to define irony? "I know it when I see it."


She ranted about hating it and my not knowing her tastes.

Dude. It sounds gorgeous.

BenPanced
01-07-2009, 02:41 AM
Restringing's easy, but it's addictive. It's what's led to me having a bead stash equal to the GNP of a small nation. (Of course, if civilization as we know it does really end in a couple of years and we all go back to using beads for money, well then - I'm going to be the real-life Aunty Entity of the new post-apocolyspe apockalyps alpoco END OF THE WORLD world....

ETA - No, I don't have spellcheck on this machine here at work. As you can see, that's a problem...
It's the Poppy Eclipse!

KTC
01-07-2009, 04:05 AM
Did anyone else think about that scene in Reality Bites when they saw the title of this thread, where Winona Ryder is asked to define irony? "I know it when I see it."



Dude. It sounds gorgeous.

That's exactly what I thought of when I read the thread title. I just didn't think anybody would know what I was talking about. I love when she later asked Troy...good ole Troy just quips, "It's when the actual meaning is the complete opposite from the literal meaning."

Pagey's_Girl
01-07-2009, 04:32 AM
It's the Poppy Eclipse!


It's a total poppy eclipse of the heart....