Week before last, Eat, Sleep, Knit had a
gimmick promotion where you got extra stars for buying this or that and they would even hide a star in or on a few of the shipping boxes. There were a few things I needed (yes . . a need is when you have almost enough yarn to finish a project and you need one more skein! Or, you need a new cable for a needle!) so I placed an order. Sometimes my boxes from the Atlanta area arrive quite quickly and sometimes, they take a very long time to get here. Sometimes they take a very long time. This box took longer than normal and didn’t arrive til this past Friday. I opened the box, took everything out and tossed the box into the box bin outside. When Vince goes to the landfill, we gather up all the boxes, break them down and pile them in the pickup for the cardboard recycle bin.
Last night it was after 11 p.m. and I happened to think . . I might have seen a star on that box! I grabbed my shoes and a flashlight.
Vince: Where are you going?
Me: There may be a star on a box out here.
Vince: I went to the landfill on Friday so it probably got tossed.
Me: Nope, I think the box arrived after you went to the landfill.
Vince: What is a star on a box?
Me: Something Eat, Sleep, Knit was doing.
Vince: What does it mean?
I just wanted to go out and check the box. I didn’t want to have to explain it because I was afraid it was going to lead to the questions . . how many stars do you have? and how do you get stars? I wouldn’t want to have to be dishonest but . . in a bind, we all do things we shouldn’t do!
So I just said “Let me go see if the box has a star and then I’ll explain it all.”
That’s when he said “Watch for snakes and scorpions” and I had to weigh it . . is it worth a snakebite for an extra star in my ESK account? Yes!
I came back in and said “Yes! I did have a star!” Sure enough, he wanted to know . . what does it mean? What do you get? I said “Let me send them the picture and then we can talk about it”. Thankfully, it took me a very long time (on purpose) to get done and by that time, he was ready for bed and the subject has not come up today and .. I sent them the picture and have already been awarded a star! And, I didn’t get bit by a snake retrieving the box.