(originally written on Tuedsday, April 11, 2000)
I actually went to Babies-backwards-R-Us. My friend Lorie is having a baby
shower and everyone (including guys) were invited, as I think she has more
male friends than female friends.
She was registered so that helped. It was actually quite painless. Entered
the store. Next to the customer service desk was a kiosk—an embeded
computer with touch screen. Press here to start. Type in the name (bad
point—keyboard presented was in alphabetical order not QWERTY—very
annoying), found her record, hit print and a few seconds later seven sheets
of printout describing what she wanted.
That was the easy part. Hard part was actually finding stuff on the list.
Now, those that know me will find it rather difficult to believe that I
actually did this. But I don't hate kids. I mean, if they're cooked just
right … ha ha only joking.
But I'm amazed at just the amount of stuff you can get for a baby. Special
rash prevention diapers. Special formula bottles. Pacifiers. I did not
realize the extent of specialization in pacifiers. Nor baby mits (now when
did they become popular?).
Makes me wonder how we ever survived as a species without it?
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