Saturday, September 24, 2005

They better be REALLY good blueberry muffins.

A high school kid who lives in our apartment complex came to our door this afternoon selling stuff. I opened the door and was met by a friendly face who immediately said something like, "HimynameisJoshuaandI'msellingthingsfromthiscatalogforourhighschool-marchingbandwouldyouliketobuysomething?" He said all of that without a breath, so fast I didn't catch a word of it. So I laughed and said, "Whoa, say that again?

Well, apparently the local marching band is trying to raise money to buy new uniforms, so they're selling overpriced Christmasy items out of a catalog. Why they're selling Christmas stuff before October, I have no idea. He smiled and said, "I know, tell our band director that!" Anyway, he seemed like a nice kid and I remember selling things door to door when I was a kid--anything from Girl Scout cookies (yes, I was a Brownie back in the day) to volleyball serve-a-thon pledges to Christmas wrapping paper. What can I say, I'm a sucker and I couldn't say no.

So I flipped through the catalog to find the most inexpensive thing to buy from Joshua. I ended up paying him $9.00 for blueberry muffin mix. Are you kidding me? NINE DOLLARS of discretionary money I don't have (after all the things I've recently bought for our apartment) for blueberry freaking muffins. They better look sharp in those uniforms...and those better be some pretty amazing muffins :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Um, I guess the price of blueberries is going up? :)