This is our story....of love, life, and adoption

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The cure for jumping fences and a Christmas story

First off, I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas. We had a great Christmas season and our celebrations are almost to a close.

When Jon and I were at the height of our infertility drama, we did consider NOT having children. BUT in the end we felt that something would always be missing from our lives. And we felt that if we didn't have children we would be that crazy couple that dresses up their dog and puts her in a stroller to walk her around the block...

ummmm.........after waiting for so long in this adoption, I think we may be loosing it!!!(But we have found that a sweater on our boxer is the ultimate cure for jumping fences, walking, jumping, or going outside at all!!)

Now onto the Christmas story, and it's not the fuzzy love thy neighbor story. It's the story of the type of things that ALWAYS happen to Jon, a can you believe the audacity of people story. .. ..Jon wanted to get a laptop for me for Christmas, but more importantly for our trip to Taiwan. They had a sale at Best buy, but it was never in stock, unless I was with him. He checked again and it was supposed to be in, BUT it wasn't. So they told Jon that 9 were coming in on a truck that night, they gave him a ticket for the laptop and told him to come back in the morning when they open with the ticket and he would be able to get one. Good so far. He goes early in the next morning, ticket in hand, people are camped out(literally) and there were about 40 people in front of him. Everyone's spirits were good, and they all were talking about what item they were going to get. Great. They are in the store now. Then all of a sudden some dude starts trying to grab Jon's hand. He looks at the guys like he's crazy and asks him what he's doing. The guy tries to roll his wrist and pry the ticket out of his hand. By this point Jon is getting upset and asking the guy what he's doing, cursing, telling him you're messing with the wrong guy, dude it's Christmas, you better stop...etc(this is the nice version). A little struggling. Things get heated, the crowd is getting upset, Big Burly Best Buy guard comes out to see what's going on. Then the guy tells security that Jon is trying to steal his ticket. WTF#$!&**!! The people that were around Jon, tell them that the other guy was lying and that Jon had the ticket when he arrived. THEN the guy tries to say that it's a racisit thing. Things are getting heated. Finally Jon asks them if they have this other nonsale laptop. They yell that they do. So Jon tells them, fine I'll get that one and with ticket in one hand shoves it in the guys chest. Well said guy falls backwards into a shelf of DVD's that falls into another shelf.(He did not intentionally try to push the guy down) The crowd claps, but then realizes that this guy really shouldn't get the ticket. It's getting more heated. Jon pays for the laptop and is escorted by security out of Best Buy. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT someone tried to steal his ticket!! Now in earlier days it would not have ended there. And Jon probably would have been escorted to places other then the parking lot. BUT he knew that he had to think about our child. We are so close to our referral and he had to think about the adoption. But in the recesseses of my mind I wish Jon just would've pelted the guy!! I seriously think many many people have really lost the true meaning of Christmas. The good news is that we now have a very sweet laptop and when we travel to Taiwan we will have the means to post pictures and keep all our loved ones updated!! I hope your Christmas was wonderful and you didn't run into any mean people!!

13 comments:

David and Janalee said...

The nerve! Reminds me of the lady that tried to take my Cabbage patch kid from me after waiting in line all night long when I was a little girl...I stomped on her foot and ran! I am glad Jon controlled himself for your adoption's sake though. Hoping for a referral for you soon!
Janalee

island girl said...

you did not put that ugly gator sweater on your dog?!? now i know what to buy next year! :-P

and i still can't believe that story about jon...

Jeff, Abbey, and Reed Land said...

That is wild...and so sad...but at least now I know that sort of thing doesn't just happen in movies. At least he was able to be the bigger person, but people will do anything these days!

Annie said...

wow, what a story. The other man should have been escorted from Best Buy without being allowed to purchase anything.

I'm glad Jon got you a laptop though. You know we will al be waiting with baited breath for updates when you are FINALLY in Taiwan meeting your little one.

Tish said...

Hooray for Jon for keeping it cool...you've got that baby to think about! And that is sick about the mean dude...what a sad world we live in. BUt I love the dog sweater!!!! Too funny!

Anonymous said...

What great self-control Jon exercised! What a loser that other guy was. How sad for your dog to have to wear that gator sweater. I almost cried for him. Maybe we can all pitch in and get him a Tennessee Vols one!

Jan

redmaryjanes said...

Unbelievable. That's all I can say. Scary to think that there are a lot of trashy lying people like that in the world. I'm glad that your husband kept his cool though and there wasn't too much trouble.

Sarah k said...

OH MY GOSH!!! that is SICK! You know though. I am a staunch believer in what goes around comes around! Good for Jon. Poor guy! Trying to get his paper pregnant wife a gift! UGH!!!!

i-Con said...

Holy moly...that is over and beyond mean-ness. That is unreal. I wonder what would have showed up on that guy's tox screen. I like to believe he could not behave like that 'normally'.

The doggie sweater...whew....bring on that child! :0)

Rebecca said...

I agree with above poster... bring on the baby!! :) Hee hee.

I can't believe that story. Some people... I'm just glad Jon kept his cool. Good for him!

Rebecca

marina said...

We got our referral! I know yours is coming soon!!!!!

Sherry said...

Wow! Jon's a lot stronger person then me. I would of put Kobi down & totally socked the guy! (You know then posted my mug shot on Kobi's blog...LOL!) Thats nuts!! Glad you got a laptop out of all that mess:) Thats one of those "What The!?" kind-of stories.

R... said...

Glad you found the silver lining!