Sunday, January 30, 2011
Where all your dreams don't come true
A tale of Unrealistic Expectations. Overheard at the card show:
Mother and son approach dealer's table. Son appears to be about 10.
Mother: What kind of cards are you looking for?
Mother: What kind of autographs?
Son: I don't know. Just autographs.
Son spots autographed Ken Griffey card.
Son (unrealistic expectation #1): Griffey!! Can I have that one?
Mother (unrealistic expectation #2): How much is the Griffey card?
Dealer (unrealistic expectation #3): You can have it for 100 dollars.
Mother stares at dealer blankly.
Son (unrealistic expectation #4): Mom ...
Mother: You're not getting a 100 dollar card.
Dealer (unrealistic expectation #5): Not today, huh? You been a good kid today?
And so we see our three disappointed heroes walk off into the sunset, cardless and cashless. At least one of them is a bit the wiser.
Full card show report tomorrow.