|My daughter Angela requested a few things for Christmas
this year and one of them was a day planner. She had a specific one in
mind so I ordered it online a couple of weeks prior to the big day.
While I was waiting for it to come in, she also wanted some kind of
stand to have it sit on which would end up on her desk at work.
I went to one of our local stores and found a stand that looked pretty
good so I bought it. The stand was made out of metal and had three legs
holding it up. Come to find out, it was really made to hold a small
picture frame but when I first saw it, I didn't give it a second thought
because it looked like it would do the job quite well.
Christmas day is getting closer and the day planner still wasn't here
so now I'm getting worried because I wanted to see if these things are
going to work together. I ended up wrapping the stand because time had
run out and still no package. Finally on Christmas eve her gift
arrived so it was quickly wrapped and I was happy.
On Christmas morning we had a house full because all the kids came
over along with their significant others. The paper
starting flying and when Angela had those two gifts opened, I could see
that there were problems.
The day planner has a large spiral binding and with the stand shaped
like a triangle, they didn't work together at all. No matter what we did
to have it sit right, it wouldn't. I told her that I'd return the stand and make her something that
would work better. Now at that moment, I didn't have a clue what I'd make for
her, but I was sure I'd think of something.