Sunday, October 30, 2011

The "I am an idiot" Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed.



Dear Readers, I've been doing a lot of stupid things lately.

For starters, when in Lyon recently, I booked a hotel room for the wrong day. Through Expedia. Only abject grovelling - in French - to the nice lady at the hotel front desk got me out of that situation. (It is amazing how nice people are to you when you admit you are (a) an idiot, (b) wrong and (c) will they help you anyway?)

Yesterday, I went to see Fela. Almost didn't make it, because when I was buying tickets online, I bought tickets for Friday night, not Saturday night. Again, the nice guy on the phone bailed me out. I told him I was an idiot, he laughed and exchanged my tickets for the right date. Sweet!

But the most recent sign of idiocy? I'm doing a spot of (rare) cleaning. I have sewing patterns strewn all over my apartment, and when I went to put them away, I found that I had bought, in two separate occasions, two identical versions of Simplicity 2053 (sizes 6-14).

Sigh. There's probably some reflection here about mindless consumption here, and also another reflection that I have entirely too many patterns. However, instead of actually using this as a 'teachable moment', I'm going to get rid of the evidence by offering up my duplicate to anyone who wants it. If more than one person is interested, I'll do a drawing. (Please enter your email address so I can contact you for your address?) Oh, I'll ship world-wide...

10 comments:

Connie B said...

I'm interested Reethi! Or better still, I'll do a trade since I managed to pull the same trick!

AllisonC said...

Please count me in for the giveaway Reethi. We've all done things like that, but it gets a bit worrying when they all happen close together doesn't it!?

Sewfast said...

Count me in...I feel your pain because I've been there too!

Clio said...

I haven't quite done this idiot move yet, but I've done all the others... I'm happy to help rid you of the evidence!

DawnSSL said...

No I am the idiot. I bought my dup patterns on the same shopping trip!

juliet said...

I'm a beginner so I haven't had the chance to actually grow my stash to make a blooper like this. That said, it looks like a lovely pattern so I don't blame you for picking it up twice!

juliet said...

I'm a beginner so I haven't had the chance to actually grow my stash to make a blooper like this. That said, it looks like a lovely pattern so I don't blame you for picking it up twice!

Kristy said...

Ha I do that all the time but never admit it - that way it didn't really happen much the same way that a tree falling in a forest when no one is there to hear it doesn't make any noise.... Either that or I blame my two year old for being distracting!

Carolyn said...

Oh dear :D, the consolation is that these things anecdotally happen in threes so maybe the pain is over! I'm sure it is just that you are busy... (please don't enter me into the draw thank you, I have severe pattern overload myself!)

Jenn said...

I love your blog! I would be interested in the pattern :)