Tuesday, February 10

i've been had


To remind us of a fun vacation we went on last year at right about this time, I ordered a candle for C's birthday. I couldn't believe my eyeballs when I opened the good-sized box to find a thumbnail-size object inside---so small I was bashful about even putting a bow on it for his special day, afraid he would think I was gifting him with a free sample. As Chuck would say, I was bamboozled.

Guess I should have taken the "little" part seriously. And I should learn how to better interpret burn-time on candle life. And reconsider my obsession with mini things. :)

p.s. For the curious, I paid upwards of $18 for the little guy (shipping included). Yikes.


.

10 comments:

Jane Flanagan said...

Yowza! Itty bitty candle.

They should use this picture on their site to communicate the size!

[J] said...

Oops, that sucks! You could give it to him anyways, just explain to him afterwards that you thought it was much bigger...?

Krista said...

ohhh, what a rip off Ali.
I would be SO MAD.

Delicate Creature said...

red flower candles rock - no matter how little! they burn for so long. don't be shy about this wonderful tiny gift. :)

lane said...

Boo! You have been bamboozled. I don't know, though. Anything that came from the Biltmore might be worth it :)

Clever pic for the full effect of scale--or lack thereof.

sarah marie. said...

i'm rolling!

Danielle said...

I have this candle and it has lasted forever and smells heavenly!

babelfish said...

Wow, for a candle?
It must be something special...sigh.

jules said...

I have that candle, it is burning right as I type this. I am adoring your blog.

Bonney boys said...

that's a crazy small candle! and we LOVE Chuck, but no one else seems to have watched it...do you know if this was the last season?
found you through Blythe Hill and love your blog! Congrats on your baby Oscar- my fourth boy, Jasper, was born Feb. 10th so our babes are just days apart. Happy Mothering!
-stephanie