One of my favorite throw-away jokes in the vast tome that is "Gone With the Wind" is a mention that when Scarlett was getting ready to open her general store, Rhett suggested that it should be called the "Caveat Emptorium." She liked the name so much that she had a sign made...and then he told her what it meant.
My own failures to caveat emptor (how's that for a segue?) usually result in my being stuck forever with some product I'll never use. However, I got a more assertive last night because I had two different purchases I didn't want, and I needed some travel money for my business trip.
Thus, I went to Lowe's and divested myself of a weeding device that didn't really work ($21), and then I went to Target and got rid of a shirt that made me look fat ($13). Now I can afford to eat lunch and dinner in San Jose later today. Hooray!
I have an early flight and a meeting that will last pretty much all day once I get to California. My travel companion will be fellow blogger Jeremy, who is just as disappointed as I am that the Computer History Museum isn't open on Thursdays. This will be my third trip to San Jose in three years and I've never been able to make it there. Sigh.
We are planning on driving by Apple HQ and taking some photos, though. If we can't do our #1 geek choice, the Apple pilgrimage runs a close second.