There is a saying that the Scottish are thrifty. Well, I am here to say that it is really the Dutch! My husband is one to be sure he gets a bargain and has no fear. We went to IKEA which is only 5 minutes from my home this past Monday evening. He asked me if I wanted to go look at the things in the 'koopjeshoek' or markdown room. Well, of course.
We found a stack of four breakfast plates which we had bought about a year ago. We had broken one of ours and another is chipped. I mentioned I should buy at least one to replace the broken one. They were only 1.50 euro per plate. He asked did I want them all. After some disbelief he asked me that, I said sure but just the dinner and breakfast plates were fine. He, being Jos, picked up the stack and marched back to the warehouse to ask them to give him them all with more discount. They did! We got all four breakfast plates for 2 euro and the five dinner plates for 3 euro.
When he came back and showed me what they priced them at, I said I should have done the pasta dishes after all for these prices. Jos' response? Do you want them and back again he went. Now the dinner plates and pasta dishes are marked down to 2 euro each. One of the guys in the back room said the other did them too cheaply and he would have to charge more. So he came back and said we could have all six pasta dishes for 5 euro. All I could do was laugh. Not that I needed new dishes but it is fun to have new things and a great bargain as well. It is a privilege to be to married to a Dutchman. *giggle*
A Christmas present arrived in the mail from Jos' company. We got five bottles of Italian wines. Time to plan a nice dinner. When can you all arrive?