Registering

Y’all, I’ve had some pretty awesome birthday parties in my life. Honestly, they don’t always have to involve epic adventures (though it doesn’t hurt). Mostly, I only require a decent meal shared with friends. Once, during one of those memorable birthday dinners, an interesting conversation occurred that I thought may be worth sharing.

The conversation came about when one of my friends brought a birthday gift. Upon opening the bag, I saw that I’d been given a set of Avengers dishes consisting of a plate, a bowl, and a cup. The reason for this gift is because I may have mentioned that I didn’t have any of my own dishes in the apartment where I was living at the time. Pretty thoughtful, right?

The discussion turned to the fact that I didn’t have dishes, nor did I have furniture, thanks to living in a furnished apartment (it wasn’t a bad deal if you could put up with the Radford University students for roommates). I had to explain that I did have furniture at one time, but that I sold everything, including my dishes and cooking utensils, when I moved back to Virginia from North Carolina.

This is where the interesting conversation comes into play. As I was sitting with a couple of single friends, we decided that it seems unfair that people can’t register for household items until they decide to get married. What about single folks who live alone for years after college? Like they don’t need furnishings and appliances?

Would it be so wrong for a single guy or gal to throw themselves a housewarming party when they move into a new place? Don’t you think these single friends could use a toaster or a vacuum cleaner or an espresso machine or one of those newfangled bladeless fans?

It’s inevitable that I’ll be moving again. And there’s a very good chance that move will happen while I’m still single. As such, you can expect to fine me registered at Target.Target - Kristen Wiig

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