Saturday, May 28, 2005

No Pressure, of course

A certain affluent neighbourhood in my city has a garage sale every May, a percentage of the proceeds from all participating homes going to the local Food Bank. While strolling and idly scanning the good on offer, I happened across a high chair. Nothing unusual in that, of course. I get a lot of good daycare supplies from this particular sale. Lots of "comfortable", indulgent mommies and daddies with only one precious child mean lots of good quality, lightly used toys and supplies, at very good prices. This high chair, however, was in a class of its own. The child who sat in it is obviously intended to Achieve Great Things. Sumptuously padded, upholstered in black leather, it was the chair of a mini Chairman of the Board. Senior Partner, at the very least. Originally $300, yours for only $150!! Could your little one make the grade?

6 Comments:

Blogger Lennie Briscoe said...

Sounds like something Michael Jackson would own...

5/28/2005 09:38:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Doesn't it, though? Conspicuous consumption for the infant set.

I'd forgotten Michael Jackson had a child (children?). Yuk. I seem to recall him dandling one off a balcony last summer. Yes, do let's make him our parenting example...

5/29/2005 07:57:00 AM  
Blogger Simon Peter said...

Hah, only black leather? Not even close to being good enough for my princesses! Get back to me when it's diamond encrusted and we'll talk. ;-)

5/29/2005 10:19:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Oh, I forgot: diamonds optional - yours for $150,000.

5/30/2005 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quality Canadian diamonds I hope. No blood diamonds for my kids!

5/30/2005 02:05:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Bien sur!

5/30/2005 02:42:00 PM  

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