Life At Korthuis Manor

Life At Korthuis Manor
Captain Randy and his First Mate!

Monday, February 22, 2010

You've got to be kidding!!

Yesterday we headed up to Whistler to attend the Olympics - couldn't have had a more beautiful day!

We left here at 7AM and once we arrived we headed into the village to stroll AND to get red mittens!! These red mittens are the #1 souvenir of the 2010 Olympics,and they cannot keep them in stock.

When we arrived to the official olympics store, we encountered problem #1 - a line up to GET IN THE STORE! Can you believe it - and of course we waited in line!! As we were waiting in line we heard the sad news - problem #2 -only junior mitts were left! ARGH!! It wasn't even 10AM!! I decided once we were in the store that I was going to go look at the kids mittens to see if I could fit into a XL - I do have small hands and I was desperate!! I got over to the bin and it was apparent the only size left was SMALL. I dug around hoping to find a pair, but I didn't.
What I DID find was one mitt - YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING!?! My hand fit into it and now I was determined to find it's mate. I didn't want to ask any of the others digging in the bin, because if they found the mate, it could've turned UGLY!!

I turned and quietly asked a clerk if she thought there might be a match and she stated that sometimes they fall under these big bins, she bent down and voila' pulled up a dust bunny filled glove with a tag - adult size s/m PERFECT!! Happy, happy, me!
Now, as you can see, I fit in with the group!
Lot's more to blog about the Olympics, but since I won a gold medal in Red mitten shopping, I figured I'd better share this first!!!


Trisha Brink Design said...

YAY!!!! Go YOU! Well, I'd like to think that all the retail experience you've gained at the store has helped you with this find. I expect to see you sporting these soon....if only the weather would cooperate for you...may look a little funny wearing these around here in the 55 degree weather! :o) Glad you had fun and a safe trip! See ya soon...

Les Hon said...

Congratulations!!! Perseverance wins the day, and the Red Knit Medal!!! :D

Becky L. Beck said...

I am so happy for you. I have a pair of those mittens; my fav Canadian Friend got them for me last week; You all look so USA... Glad you had such a great day to remember!