It was a great day today in St. Marten. We love it here, ever since we came for a week way back in 2001 and then visited on a port of call last February. We have a friend here. Okay, more of an acquaintance, but he’s someone we visit every time we’re in town. His name is Henry and he works at Joe’s Jewelry International. We first met him back in 2001 when Kier bought a ring from him. Then last year we arrived at the store wondering if we’d recognize him after not having been here for 14 years. I was able to pick him out immediately. We’ve gotten emails and even a phone call from him in the past year and look forward to seeing him when we’re here. Of course, Kier also likes to pick out some jewellery and haggle like it’s an Olympic sport. Me, I’m not into jewellery at all. Me, I can shop for everything else but. I pull up a stool and take advantage of the free wifi to get caught up on my social media. Needless to say, being that Phillipsburg is all about the duty free, whether it be liquor or jewellery, I had no expectation of making any purchases while here. And that’s when they get you!! I don’t consider myself an impulse buyer…anymore…but sometimes you just get caught up in the moment.
After stopping in to see Henry, checking out a few souvenir shops, duty free liquor stores, and a casino or 2, we started to make our way back towards the ship
Fast forward to today. I’m standing in the shop with these lovely Maui Jim’s on. Doesn’t Jennifer Aniston wear Maui Jim’s? I’m sure Anglelina and Brad wear them. I mean, anyone who’s anyone should own a pair. And I will so look like Jenn with them on…won’t I?? But then there is that little problem of the price tag that’s hanging down from the arm of the glasses. And the absolutely ridiculous price that is written on it. Who would EVER pay that kind of money. Ahhh, my new sales associate friend tells me…that’s not the price for ME! That’s not the New Brunswick price, he says. Game on!!! Let the dickering begin. Well, I am pleased to say that I am now the owner of my very first pair of Maui Jim’s
And to think that my big purchase wasn’t the only excitement I’ve had today. Nope. I started my day with another victory at the Speed Sudoku. Two more prizes today. Sunday it was 2 lanyards…but today it was another lanyard AND a Princess Cruises pen! I figure if I set up a booth and start selling the lanyards I may make a tidy little profit.
You know, it’s all a matter of perspective. I get excited winning at Sudoku, while Kier wins $1500 on the slots in the casino. Don’t know that I got QUITE as excited over my TWO prizes today as Kier got about his ONE last night. But hey, ya gotta take your wins where you can get them. And who knows WHAT they might give me tomorrow if I win Sudoku again!! Maybe a large paper clip. Those are always good. Not $1500 worth of good, but hey, it’s a matter of perspective.
The "eye's" have it
Tuesday, March 29, 2016