I spent the drive reminding myself that I am only buying presents for other people. I will not buy junk for myself! I will be selfless! And then less than sixty seconds after I walked into the store, I saw this:
My gasp made the guy behind the counter look up at me with narrowed eyes. I was in ecstasy, holding the tin up so that the halo of light from heaven shone down upon it. The angels were singing softly from above. And then I saw the sign: 15% OFF ALL ITEMS IN THIS BOOTH. I nearly hyperventilated.
And so, at the cash register, we were united forever. She rode home in the front passenger seat, and will now occupy a place of honor in the house. Of course, I had to look online to see if there are any variations on the theme, and it turns out I have another potential collection on my hands....
Oh, Ms. Swanson! May your elegant profile grace my home for years to come!