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In search of small sofas…
Written By Sharon Marshall on July 28th, 2012
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“I need to look for a couple of small sofas“Ã‚Â, said my good pal, Big J, one day. “Will you come with me?”
In search of small sofas…
As I was the only one with a car, and from past experience expected the search to take in quite an area, I felt obliged to accept. And, of course, it was a chance to shop for small sofas without using my own money, which is always a positive – even if you don’t get to take the goods home with you at the end of the day!
I should have learned my lesson from the previous year, when Big J decided he wanted a new kitchen and asked for my advice. I suppose it’s fair to say that I can be impulsive. If I see something I want and can justify spending the cash, I don’t waste much time wondering if something better is around the corner. The way I see it, time is precious and it’s something you can never get back. Yes, something better might come along, but I now accept it probably only seems better because I can’t have it. Big J is the opposite of me. After several return visits to the showroom, which included discussion around more design layouts than I could tolerate, he finally made a decision – then changed his mind again in the showroom at the last minute! But, despite this, I willingly agreed to get involved in the hunt for small sofas.
We found small sofas!
We sat on small sofas in the city centre, we sat on small sofas in retail parks and we went cross country to see if their small sofas would include “the one” for Big J. We got as far as negotiating a good deal on a couple of occasions, but Big J always refused to sign on the bottom line at the last minute.
Size DOES matter!
My patience had long gone when Big J rang me to say he’d found the perfect pair of small sofas in one of the city centre stores we’d visited several times over the past couple of months until I’d refused to go back to ever again. However, I relented because I just couldn’t resist seeing these small sofas for myself. And it was well worth it.
There in front of me, perched on the smallest of small sofas imaginable, was Big J, all 6’3″Ã‚Â of him – looking like he was visiting friends in Toytown! While I was howling with laughter and getting busy with the camera on my mobile phone, even the exasperated salesman was having a bit of a chuckle! Once Big J saw the photos, he came round to the idea that small sofas could, in fact, be too small.
Sometimes you can’t go back…
He decided to go back to the retail park to sign on the dotted line for his second choice, which he’d seen several months earlier – only to be told the small sofas he now wanted to buy had been discontinued!