Every first monday of the month, Pinoy Moms Network members share photos through the Fam Pics project. This month’s theme is Glossy

writing tableA writing table for my adorable husband seemed like the perfect sanctuary for him at night. I wanted to situate it by the bay window in our bedroom so he can quietly surf with his laptop before he sleeps. My specification was Light walnut Flat finish. I paid the 50% downpayment of the list price which was 5,500 pesos at the Klapptstuhl, Inc. 3rd Level Market Market! Taguig City. The price is not bad at all. The quality of the furniture looked really fine even though I wasn’t sure if the wood is really hard wood. I could live with it though. My husband just needed a functional writing table in our bedroom.

Thirty days later, the writing table finally arrived.

I was horrified to see a glossy writing table. I demanded to know why they delivered a glossy table. The delivery man says “Madam, you said Not Flat”

“No I said Flat Finish. I find glossy finish so tacky. Let me look at the order form”

What do you know? The salesman noted my order like this:

walnut table

Light Wall Not Flat Finish

My order should have been spelled as Light walnut Flat Finish NOT Light Wall Not Flat Finish. My head took a spin when I overlooked this tiny detail. I looked around at my bedroom to see if the glossy writing table blended well with the rest of the furniture.

Seeing that our bed headboard is of glossy finish, I relented . “Yes , it will do. But I will call your sales manager and advice him to teach his sales staff to SPELL properly”

Other Glossy entries

  1. Glossy Writing Table by Noemi
  2. Glossy Appeal by Rachel
  3. Attack II by Leah
  4. Glossy by raqgold
  5. PMN Fam Pics Series 1 : GLOSSY by Cookie de Guzman-Lugue (Kongkong622)
  6. GlossyMonday–My World Turning Upside Down by Sexy Mom
  7. Glossy by Mitch
  8. Glossy by Chats (iMom)
  9. Glossy Apple Cheeks by Analyse
  10. The Mane Event by Lynn
  11. PMN Fam Pics, 1st edition: A very glossy story by Connie
  12. Mommy’s girl by Lady Cess
  13. GLOSSY Topped Cupcakes by Dexie the FeistyMomma
  14. Glossy from the garden by KK
  15. Glossy Plastic Covers by Feng
Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (1231 Posts)

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.


About Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

  • http://dine.racoma.com.ph SexyMom

    ha ha ha!!! parang joke! it’s like “lack of communication gap”, i mean “communication gap”pala. nice post, Noemi!

  • http://scroochchronicles.blogspot.com/ Kongkong622

    Hi Noemi!! I’m still keeling over in laughter because of that salesman’s note. At least it turned out ok. But like you I prefer flat finish on wood furniture. It’s a nice table by the way :)

  • http://one-twentyone.com lady cess

    hahahah!

    well, the table looks nice naman.

    pero funny talaga to, hahaha!

  • http://www.brinknotes.org Jeric

    I think you’ve twittered this or posted somewhere about that salesman who spelled WALNUT as WALL NOT :). Anyway, the table is sooo nice and glossy. I love glossy surface :)

  • http://avocado-express.blogspot.com Lynn

    I had a good laugh at this one. :D And I thought this only happens in Bubble Gang (a gag show). Hehe.

  • http://mysoulfulthoughts.blogspot.com/ Rach

    Hi Noemi! This certainly gave me a good laugh. I’m sure that story will be passed on for many years and will always make people laugh.

  • http://mitchteryosa-mitchteryosa.blogspot.com/ Mitcht

    Nyahahaha! At natawa talaga ako dun! Pang FamPics na, pangkomedya pa! ;-)

  • http://houseonahill.net Connie

    HAHAHAHAHA If I made specifications I’m likely to get into a nasty fight with that salesman. I always say BEECH finish, sigurado sasabihin nya minumura ko sya HHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • http://fengguillermobrum.wordpress.com feng

    Klapptstuhl, Inc. have good furniture pieces and yes, i think all are glossy-finish.

    natawa naman ako dun sa wall NOT. but at least, the furniture’s worth the price. :)

  • http://feistymomma.com dexie

    LOL, i’m still laughing about this. I mean the table is nice but darn it you wanted WALNUT not Wall Not. Hehehehe

  • http://myhideaway04.blogspot.com analyse

    lol on this one.. tama naman ang spelling nya a hehe, nagkamali lang ng interpretation.

  • http://www.RadiantView.com Lorna Dietz

    Noems, this is a really funny post! No wonder my husband thinks I’m “anal” when I insist on getting a written confirmation of my orders and for me to confirm an order in writing.

    Other than this, I love Butch’s Queen Anne-style (or Knightsbridge) writing table. Wish I had something like this!

    L

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    @Feng- they have flat finish too.

  • http://mygoodfinds.org KK

    Maybe next time you have to right it down yourself, just to be on the safe side. It looks great though.

  • http://www.homeworked.blogspot.com raqgold

    this is a funny glossy :-)

  • http://imomonline.net chateau

    ROTFLMAO, Noemi! How can a table have a wall?? That is just hilarious, but I’m sure you did not find it so when the glossy table was delivered. I remember that table – it’s the same as the one I have here at home. Anyway, it still looked good in your gorgeous bedroom.

    LOL @ connie’s BEECH specs!

  • http://mga-munimuni.com/ Leah

    Is it a good mistake then? Forgivable pa rin since it blends with your other furniture. I like the way it looks and the oil lamp on the side is a great touch.

  • lemon

    hahahaha!this is just too funny.I’ll keep this in mind when I order furniture.

    Makes me remember a particularly snotty saleslady in a store selling unique brooches. Instead of replying to my question of how much the brooch cost, she arched her eyebrows and pointedly told me, “ah ung broach.” I went out of the store laughing.

  • http://quickline.blogspot.com Ami

    Hahaha, natawa din ako. It reminded me of a line in a book for editors: “Panda bears eat grass, and shoots.” instead of “Panda bears eat grass and shoots.” Hehe, a panda bear in a Dirty Harry pose comes to mind, doesn’t it.

  • http://www.thesweetlife-rowena.blogspot.com Rowena

    Ha ha ha. Now I have a new spelling for walnut…LOL

  • http://dresdendoll.wordpress.com Christa

    Tita Noemi, I suddenly remembered what my teacher in Spanish taught us about communication. Haha. We always have to repeat an instruction, an order, or a statement to make sure that what we’re saying/copying is correct.

    They should have remembered to do that..

  • http://atheista.net benj

    Sheesh, I didn’t get it that quickly. It had a lot to do with the fact that I didn’t know about the ‘walnut’ finish. Hehe

  • http://http:/www.ode2old.blogspot.com annamanila

    Haha this is hysterical. But look at the bright side .. you have something really glossy to submit for the 1st month fampics. :)

  • nina

    Maraming ganyan dito sa middle east :) Lalo na yong ibang lahi. Minsan nga they can’t spell the word at all. Hay!!! Natatawa na lang kami pero minsan nakaka-stress din :)

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