Except, of course, when you get back to work after some well-earned days at the beach and find your desk piled high with things to do so that you can actually help the people that you represent. Then the sunny days in the waves, and the wildly changing skies of the approaching storm disappear. As do the squeals of laughter from the little folks that you towed to the beach and the parks.
And not only is there work to do, but there is a half-marathon trail race to plan for a few hundred of your nearest and dearest soon-to-be best buds.
Oddly enough, under those circumstances, blogging seems to fall off. But this blog ain’t dead. Not by a long shot. It’s just that its author has been a bit busy playing, running, working and living.
I’m pretty sure that Mrs. NYPILB was happy I was away from the computer. As were Thing 1 and Thing 2.
And I know for sure the Things were thrilled to return to the scene of last year’s Great Tushy Event, when their mom had a butt-busting ride on a water coaster that sent her to the ER, and made us all contemplate the concept of assumption or risk. Mrs. NYPILB, oddly enough, opted out of the water park this year, telling me I would save the money from her admission. She would go shopping.
But since I wrote about the butt-busting last year, I figured I ought to have some legal or consumer oriented blog posting from this last vacation.
So on the way out of town, when we stopped at the outlets to stock the ever-growing offspring up with duds for the coming school year, I stayed on the lookout. Surely something would catch my eye.
And it did. I took one last snap with the iPhone at the Converse Outlet store in Rehoboth, Maryland. And as you can see from the photo, the outlet is selling sneakers that originally had an MSRP of $25. And they are selling them for the low, low price of $29.99 after first marking them up to a suggested price of $30.00. (You can click the image to enlarge.)
It’s worth noting the deal on the other box as well, with an MSRP of $30 marked down to $29.99. Wow. Are these some kinds of deals from an outlet store or what?
I’m not going to say this is illegal, or course, but just a reminder to the consumer in all of us that things aren’t always as they appear to be.
♪ ♫ Summertime, summertime, sum, sum, summertime…♪ ♫