Confessions of a Fauf

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Fauf's Latest Adventure

Fauf had a new adventure of late (meaning just this morning). It all started about a month ago when one day Fauf woke up and declared, "I would like a beach cruiser bike!" From there she began her research to find the perfect bike for her. She checked out the local bike shop in Orcutt, but was told one for sale would be around $200, so she quickly exited. She decided she wanted to spend $150. She ventured to Wal-Mart (don't judge her) and to K-Mart (okay, you can judge her), but to no avail. Finally she visited her favorite all-American store Target where all her dreams usually come true. And Target did no fail her this time. She found the perfect bike for $149 there, but....

It sold!

Back to the drawing board (or in this case, the Mac)...Fauf decided not to give up on her dream, or on Target fulfilling her dream. So she went online, printed a picture of the perfect bike, and presented it to Target Guest Services. The helpful clerk radioed in the back and inquired after the perfect bike. The response: "I'm putting one together right now. She can have it!" Within 15 minutes, the perfect bike was brought to the front. The total: $161. Fauf looked in her wallet; she had exactly $161 in cash! After a quick exchange, the perfect bike was hers!

While Target made Fauf's dream come true once again, it didn't help fitting the perfect bike into Fauf's small trunk. Try as she might, she could not fit the handlebars in. Feeling a bit sad, Fauf wheeled the bike back to Guest Services, and while she inquired leaving the bike until larger transportation arrived, a familiar face caught her attention. This friend offered to fit the bike in her SUV and deliver it to its new home, the Cottage. With much thanks, Fauf loaded her perfect bike into her friend's SUV.

Once home at the Cottage, Fauf polished the perfect bike, cut the tags, and took it for its first ride through Orcutt. With the wind whistling through her hair, and the sunshine kissing her shoulders, Fauf and her perfect bike became fast friends. Many days of great rides are in store for the happy couple!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you two!

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is to hoping you will use the bike more than a certain husband of yours...

10:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three cheers for Orcutt's new biker girl... May the wind always be at your back and the sunshine above you.

2:02 PM  
Blogger Morgan Jane said...

Did you honestly have exactly $161 on you? That's amazing! I'm so excited that you got your wonderful bike. And I totally don't judge you for hitting up Wal-Mart and K-Mart...we gotta be wise with our dough!

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay - what a happy fun story! I only hope my quest for a new bike will be like yours! PS. get a really good lock - the U shaped ones that are sturdy! :)

7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay close to Jesus, for His Word brings peace.

11:38 AM  

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