Now That’s A Deck Chair

Love this new deck chair, finally!


Life is good!


Keep it simple!


Have a pillow to match.  


Last chair in stock.  


Grabbed the floor model. 

 

Reminds me of the Patagonia brand.  😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Overpriced Desk Chairs

 

 

I went on this website for some deck chairs.


They had this nothing of a chair called the Harborside for almost $500. I was looking for 2 chairs, so that would’ve been a whooping $1,000 almost.

After a while on their web page, a chat box came up asking if I needed any help. 


It was funny because the guys name was Jake, as in the commercial, “Hi, this is Jake from State Farm!”


Anyway, I must’ve been annoyed at their ridiculous prices and I had this farce of a dialogue with Jake. 


Jake: Hello, We see you are checking out.  Can we help in any way?


Me: trying to download a 25% off coupon…can you assist?


Jake: We don’t have any coupons or discount codes. 


Me: Just overpriced then.  {smiley}


Me: Why do you charge so much for such cheap merchandise?


Jake: It’s grade A teak which is the highest quality grade you buy but go on.


Me: It’s a tree! Why should I pay $1000 for 2 small desk chairs.  There is plenty of tweak in the forest for free!


Me:  Can you explain?


Jake: *Teak. You’re more than welcome to grow your own forest and make these but you’ll have to move to a warmer climate. You can educate yourself better with our guide here [and he attached a link]. 


Me: Hmmm. Would you pay $1000 for thee little wooden chairs. 


Me: Also, I’m pretty educated.  TY


Jake: Yes, I have 4 on [my grandmother’s porch]


Me: You didn’t pay $2000 for 4 chairs for your grandmother’s porch.  NO WAY!  I bet you got a big employee discount. 


At which point, the chat box quickly bleeped off the screen!


Jake from State Farm…you didn’t really buy 4 chairs for your grandmother for $2000 did you???  😉


(Credit Photos: Andy Blumenthal)

Shabbat Risk

I haven’t played Risk in years. 


But my daughter and her husband came for Shabbat, and we sat down and had a great game. 


We distributed the countries. 


Placed our enemies. 


And went to battle, army to army. 


By the time it was over, my daughter had conquered Europe, Africa, and North and South Americas.


It was so good to see her taking country after country from my son-in-law and me. 


My son-in-law joked that he had underestimated her. 


We had a good laugh and nice time just sitting down at the kitchen table and playing a board game. 


Afterward, we went down to the pool and relaxed in the deck chairs and then my wife and I took off our shoes and walked in the grass in the garden. 


I laid down on the beautiful green lawn and looked up watching some planes jet over in the clear blue sky. 


It was absolutely beautiful weather and a marvelous day today with my family. 


In the morning we went to Synagogue and the sit-down kiddush with our friends.


I am grateful to G-d for all this and for the peace of the wonderful Shabbat! 


Also, what more can a man ask for Father’s Day. 😉