Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Best Laid Plans

... of mice and men go oft awry.

Plan 1: Take Star for an evening trip to Borders, with hot chocolate in the in-store Starbucks as a treat.

Plan 2: Buy a new mouse mat.

The oft awry bit?

Plan 1: Discover Borders now shuts at 8pm instead of 10pm (since yesterday), with Starbucks shutting at 7pm instead of 9pm. Discover this at 7.25pm.

Plan 2: Fail to spot the small print on the mouse mat wrapper saying "not suitable for use with an optical mouse". Discover this when attempting to use said mouse mat with an optical mouse. The wrapper was right. It didn't work. Discover this only after failing to see that the packaging opened at the bottom and hacking at it with scissors, thereby making it impossible to return the mouse mat.

Damage limitation ...

Plan 1: Go to the adjacent McDonald's for chips (fries) and hot chocolate for Star, coffee and doughnut for me.

Plan 2: Donate very cute black and white, glossy, polka-dot mouse mat to Tevye to use at the office. Possibly destroy Tevye's street cred. (Does Tevye have any street cred?)

Cautionary note to any readers with optical mice: Do not buy shiny mouse mats, even if they are cute.

2 comments:

Shari said...

Street cred?? Tevye? You bet! How old is his youngest daughter?

Pixilated Mum said...

Nice way to handle the damage. I would have probably cried a little in front of Starbucks. LOL

Poor Tevye. Polka dots immediately eliminate ALL street creds. Possible forever ... hee, hee.