On March 2, 2015 a friend of mine and I went to our local Michael’s craft store. What I purchased that say literally became a 6 month (minus one day) battle of the wits. My wits. No one else’s. Mine and mine alone. And it revealed a level of stubbornness that far exceeds that of normal people. And as of yesterday it all paid off. I think.
I have written before about how we have a coffee/beverage bar in our kitchen. It houses every thing you could ever want for hot and cold beverages. Coffee, tea, sugars, spices, syrups, even mini-marshmallows and seasonal candies like peppermint for the holidays. It’s my happy place and a place that my friends and family enjoy too (so that makes me extra happy). And it’s honestly probably one reason I don’t frequent coffee houses nearly as much as I used to. So I guess it saves me money too!
Anyway, I mention all of this because back in March, I had an idea. I wanted to put all of the edibles found in my coffee bar into mini glass milk bottles. I thought it would clean things up a bit on the bar and also look cute too. So, that day at Michael’s, WAY back in March, I bought 10 milk mini glass milk bottles. The problem was that they didn’t have lids. I figured that that was OK, I would just purchase them elsewhere.
AND THAT is when my saga began.
I looked FLIPPEN everywhere for those lids! I even had my friend searching! Neither of us could find them. I found BAZILLIONS of places that sold the milk bottles, but NO LIDS. I didn’t understand! When I would ask at stores, my friends or family if they had ever seen them, I got the same responses. No one knew where to find them and everyone told me to order them online.
This is where my stubbornness came into play.
Why should I have to order something online that appears to be a pretty important attachment to a previous IN-STORE purchase???
I was determined (OK, and probably a little obsessive and crazy) but I wasn’t going to give up. I was going to find those stupid little lids IN A STORE, even if it took me the rest of my life to do it.
Well, yesterday I had to run into Michael’s for something. I had previously rechecked this store several times over in the past 6 months (minus one day) to see if they had decided to start selling the lids (THE LIDS THAT GO ALONG WITH THE MINI GLASS MILK BOTTLES THAT THEY SELL) and I found nothing … until yesterday.
There they were.
Six to a package and just hanging there like they had been there all along.
I really don’t think anyone else around wanted them, but I grabbed two packages of them like they where the hottest buy on Black Friday. They. Were. Mine. FINALLY.
I immediately text my friend. Our 6 month (minus one day) milk bottle lid search was over! And I found them the old fashioned way. No online needed.
Well, I hope you all have a day where you find what you are looking for!!!