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Taking good luck for granted

I wrote this a long time ago but didn't published it. Not really sure the title fits but what the heck...read it.

Ever since I became a parent, this blog post has been rolling around in my head. The fact is it's very easy for us to take good luck for granted. I am not saying one should "give testimony" for every little thing like waking up in the morning, taking the next breathe etc. But when I think about my kids and how normal they are and how non-trivial my wife's pregnancy was, I realize that I am very lucky. When you have 6 nieces and nephews, you start to think pregnancy isn't a big deal. After all, your sister and sister-in-law have done it 6 times with apparent ease. What could go wrong?

Then your wife gets pregnant, with twins and she starts watching all these weird shows on Discovery Chanel. And the answer to the question "what could go wrong?" becomes "a lot!".

Then you go to bed one night while your wife is only 4 months pregna…

Value City Furniture sucks

On July 4th 2011, I spent over $1500 at Value City Furniture on living and dining room set. I shouldn't have. I should have done somewhere else. Because Value City Furniture sucks. Here's what I wrote to them:

Hello,

I am writing to tell you about my horrible experience shopping in New Carrollton your store. I bought a living room set (3-piece sectional) on July 4th.  About a month after delivery, I noticed that both the sofa and loveseat had ripped. I called in to have it repaired. At this point, I was already disappointed with the quality of the furniture. The fillings inside the cushion were already coming out and the 1-month old sectional already had the appearance of a much older couch. To make matters worse, the rip that was repaired came back exactly 2 days after repair (and I was out of town for those 2 days!). Needless to say, at this point I was very disappointed with the quality of VCF's merchandise and repair expertise. After several calls to the store, I eventu…