On a whim, Phil says, "Hey...let's run into the Lazyboy store! I know you want to look for a recliner for me."
We walk in and I immediately make a bee-line for the--you know--recliner section.
Phil: No no...we don't want one of those frumpy-looking, poofy, floofy, ugly, traditional, yet comfy rocker-recliners that will make me look like an old girly-man. We want to find something stylish--like a club-style chair that doesn't look like a recliner, but is.
Me: Oh. Okay.
We walk and walk and walk and Phil is becoming exceedingly disappointed. And then he spots it. A gorgeous black leather recliner with nailhead trim. It's perfect!
Me: Wow. $2000. They're really proud of it.
Then Philly looks just a bit further and sees the exact chair in a very soft, buttery yellow leather! He swoons!! It's a closeout! It's on major sale! It's a major award!
Phil: And look at that gray fabric I set on there! That's the color the new couch will be! And the patterned fabric will be the pillows!
Me: We can't buy that chair for you to sit in. It's yellow. What is that thing anyway? Spiff of the month? What's the name of the color? Buttercup?
At this point the saleswoman explains the history of this chair (whose color is actually Butter). A woman ordered it and paid well north of $3000 for it. But the store screwed up and ordered it with the wrong nailhead trim, so they had to reorder it for her and put the original one on the floor to sell.
For waaaaaaay less.
Me: See? They can't give the turd away.
Phil: Are you kidding me?? It's gorgeous! It's their very best line of leather! And I paid more for my extremely ugly orange leather Lazyboy recliner almost 20 years ago!
Me: That wasn't ugly. That was a beautiful chair. You can't sit in that yellow chair.
Phil: Yes I can! We don't have any friends anyway, so no one will ever see me in it so it doesn't matter that it's not a masculine color. It's fabulous and I love it! I want that chair. And omigosh...can't you just see it in our family room with our beautiful dark floor and a soft gray sofa? The room will be beautiful!
Me: If you say so.
Since I love nothing more than to make Phil happy, I finally gave the nod to the saleswoman and she wrote it up. Then Phil picked out the most incredible sofa to round out the experience. We didn't want any poofy pillows for the dog to destroy, so we decided on this one with very clean lines. We have to order it, so it will take a couple months before it's in.
It's called Dolce. Because Philly's so sweet.
Now Phil wants to look for a different area rug for the family room. We'll move the current one into our bedroom. He's SO picky when it comes to area rugs. Heck, I go for pretty much anything, even if it's hideous and tacky, but he thinks he has better taste.
But here's Phil's new chair! And he LOVES it! It's called the Dane Low Profile Recliner. I'm sure I'll have a napping picture soon. :)
*****I may have inadvertently gotten the Andi/Phil actions and dialogue bassackwards. You be the judge.*****