I like a good bargain. Well, don’t we all?
On a recent shopping trip at the local supermarket I spotted a special offer table. Basically, it’s two folding legs and a tray that sits on top, which I decided would be very practical. Especially with an upcoming birthday party.
I came home and excitedly (really, I get all shivery with every purchase) pulled the table out of the box and this is what I saw:
I rushed into assembly mode:
Then placing the tray on top:
Then I found the instructions next to the packaging I’d
hastily carefully torn off.
Eight A4 pages to tell me:
- Only to clean my new table with a duster or a damp cloth
- That it may have a ‘new’ smell?!? (But it will soon probably smell old, like all my other smelly old furniture)
- It can only take 5kg of weight
And the very best bit of all and I quote:
Warning: Deficient assembly causes safety risks. We recommend having the assembly done only by qualified personnel.
I laughed and laughed.
And laughed some more.
And called my husband through my hysterics, and informed him that the ‘special offer table company’ would expect me to pay someone to come out and put this table together.
My husband looked at the table, then at me and exclaimed that I’d done it wrong because actually my assembly of the table looked like this:
Well, at least I didn’t have to pay him.