Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Vanity Fair

Ah, the great Vanity Fair incident of 2008... It began when Mom asked me to get her a copy of Vanity Fair, the issue with Katherine Heigl on the cover, and mail it to her on account of her not being able to go out much lately. She had sent Daddy to the store for it but he had said he couldn't find it. That might have been because he was looking for Harper's which I found out later. Anyway, I looked at Wal Mart and they don't carry it. I looked at Kroger and they don't carry it either. The Kroger employee who helped me look for it was great by the way... he checked every check out lane for me... I was so appreciative for the great customer service even thought they didn't have the magazine. Next, I called Daddy at work and begged him to help me and we came up with a plan:
  • He was going to go upstairs to the pharmacy and look for it...
  • If the pharmacy didn't have it I was going to go by Walgreens after I picked Samantha up from school...
  • If Walgreens didn't have it Daddy was going to go by Wegman's on his way home...
  • And, if he didn't find it there I was going to go to Boarder's the next day...

All this was after we had been round about who was on the cover which went something like this... Me: It has to have Katherine Heigl on the cover... Daddy: Who?... Me: Katherine Heigl... Daddy: Who the hell is that?... Me: I don't know, some actress... Daddy: How the hell should I know... Me: That wasn't a question, I was telling you, she's an actress in some movie I think... Daddy: Ok, some woman on the cover of Harper's... Me: NO! Vanity Fair... Daddy: Ok, some woman on the cover of Vanity Fair... Me: It has to be Katherine Heigl, write it down... Daddy: I'll call you back [click]...

So, he calls back and said that they did not have it but as he was exiting the magazine aisle there was a magazine lying on the floor which he stopped to pick up... Someone leaving a magizine on the floor is totally unacceptable... Anyway, it was Vanity Fair but with a man on the cover... He bought it anyway and when he called back we determined that the January issue must have had Katherine Heigl on the cover and being well into February the January issue was long gone...

So, I called Mom to tell her that Daddy was bringing home the Vanity Fair even though it was the wrong one. I asked her if she would please not mention that it was the wrong one because he had gone to so much trouble to get it... She said she most certianly would point out that it was the wrong one because after all, it is the wrong one... I mentioned that that might hurt Daddy's feelings and she said that the fact that it was the wrong one needed to be pointed out... I think he gets that but whatever... I told her that the issue she wants is no longer in stores to which she pointed out that her grocery sometimes has magazines that are 6 months old... Ok Mom, but most don't so it's fine that you sent me out for a magazine that was from the previous month... Whatever...

I told John all about the Vanity Fair escapade when we got home... And, while we were at Skyline he called and said that he found it on Amazon and was having it sent to Mom... I called Mom and told her and then I called Daddy and told him...

At Skyline I began to tell Kelly and Tacey and when I said Vanity Fair Tacey immediatly said: Oh, the one with Katherine Heigl on the cover in the big floppy hat?... That was too funny...

Several days have passed and Mom received her January copy of Vanity fair with Katherine Heigl on the cover but she never got the February issue with some man on the cover that Daddy found on the floor of the pharmacy... I wonder what he did with it?

3 comments:

Jess said...

OMG Kate now that is really funny!!!

hsing3kinder said...

Kate ~
Great story!
Thanks for stopping by
~Kris

gmcountrymama said...

Oh dear, quite a commotion over a magazine! Heh heh.
You are a good daughter to go through so much trouble over it.