Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Castles and windows

We made a castle today.
The resident princess demanded I add a window for just this reason.


Cap'n John said...

I was working in the stock room for a K-Mart about 15 years ago and one of the promo pieces we got for some kids' books was a cardboard castle. The thing was practically 6-foot tall (and wide), with shelves on each wall to hold all the books.

After the promo was over I had the job of disassembling it and was told to take it out the back to the compactor. "We're going to trash it?" I said to my Manager, in disbelief that something this cool was destined for such a short life. "Can I have it?" I asked him.

He saw no reason why I couldn't (K-Mart were pretty funny about letting employees just take things, even those destined for the trash) so once all the pieces were back in the stock room I pulled my car around to the loading bay and one of the guys helped me fill my car with disassembled castle. 'Fill' being the operative word.

When my shift was over I drove around to my sister's house and said to her, "Do you remember that giant cardboard castle in K-Mart? Guess what I have in my car."

We set it up in the corner of her living room and cut a hole in one side for a door and it stayed there for months. My niece & nephew loved it :)

Dammerung said...

Yeah that wouldhave been awesome.