Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Buy It Now

I took Chandler for his late afternoon walk yesterday. We stopped and had a little chat with Diane and her dog Olivia, then Chandler stopped again for some rolling around on Carolina's front lawn. All in all, we were gone for about a half an hour. When we got back home I took off my shoes, sat back in the big fluffy chair and watched some television. Some while later I noticed that the sun was low on the horizon and there was no aroma of my dinner being prepared. So I popped my head into the kitchen to find out what was up. No Mark. I looked into the bedroom. No Mark. So I picked up the phone and called him. In the background I could hear voices and mall music. Mark had escaped while I was walking the dog.
    "Where are you?"
    "I'm at Jo-Ann Fabrics with my friend."
    "But it's dinner time."
    "Look in the refrigerator and eat some leftovers."

This is nothing new. Mark has been haunting the malls since he was a child and figured out how to steer a car towards the light. What is bothering me the last few weeks is his activity on the internet. Lately packages have been arriving at the house. Large flat boxes, large square boxes, small boxes, every kind of box, with return addresses from around the country. Mark has discovered Ebay. I don't know how much he spends on it, or what exactly he is buying. Some of it is hard to hide, like the dolls, but whatever he is buying I hope it is just as easy to resell on Ebay when he goes broke. Of course the up side of these online shopping sprees is that it keeps him closer to the kitchen, where he belongs.


  1. The blond doll is scary. Kips BigBoy is fabulous and you have a book called "Hollywood Book of Death". So cool...

  2. And kids are going hungry in the USA....

  3. Oh oh oh.... what does he want. I can sell it to him.

  4. Ebay is sort of like gambling. You get a high in the bidding process and when you "win" the auction. The difference is that when you leave a casino, you rarely take anything home. At least with ebay, you got something you can sell later.

  5. You turned him away from shopping on ebay and now he is shopping the dog pounds!!