Occasionally I become obsessed with the need to buy something stupid. This time it was because of some random comment on the computer that said ‘packable down sweater’. What? How can such a thing even exist?
A search showed that they were talking about the packable things from Isis women’s outerwear. They sell down vests and jackets that stuff down into a little pouch (included) for a million, bazillion dollars.
Dang it. I wanted one.
Well, cheap-o me found one on ebay, and with a few little clicks I won it. (Used – without the stuff
Dang it. I needed the stuff sack.
The coat came and I thought about making a bag myself, so I sent an email to the good people at Isis. They ignored me for a good long time then Johanna sent back a reply:
I have looked and been unable to find a stuff sack for you. I apologize
for the delay but I had asked a few different people in the office if
they had them or could help me get one and no was able to locate one. I
was going to measure one of our samples but they are all gone so
unfortunately I don’t even have the dimensions for you.
Have a good afternoon!
Retail Customer Service Goddess
Well, aside from the fact that I adore that she calls herself a Retail Customer Service Goddess, I was a bit miffed. Don’t they sell these things? Whatever. I ‘made’ my own.
The plan is to keep it in the car for some sort of ’emergency’. It was actually useful that Saturday we went to all the pawn shops and I was sick. I only had 3 layers on and needed just one more.
I trust that you are better about impulse purchases.