It’s Not All Mary Poppins

No Pressure, of course

A certain affluent neighbourhood in my city has a garage sale every May, a percentage of the proceeds from all participating homes going to the local Food Bank. While strolling and idly scanning the good on offer, I happened across a high chair. Nothing unusual in that, of course. I get a lot of good daycare supplies from this particular sale. Lots of “comfortable”, indulgent mommies and daddies with only one precious child mean lots of good quality, lightly used toys and supplies, at very good prices.

This high chair, however, was in a class of its own. The child who sat in it is obviously intended to Achieve Great Things. Sumptuously padded, upholstered in black leather, it was the chair of a mini Chairman of the Board. Senior Partner, at the very least. Originally $300, yours for only $150!!

Could your little one make the grade?

May 28, 2005 - Posted by | peer pressure, random and odd

6 Comments »

  1. Sounds like something Michael Jackson would own…

    Comment by Lennie Briscoe | May 28, 2005 | Reply

  2. Doesn’t it, though? Conspicuous consumption for the infant set.

    I’d forgotten Michael Jackson had a child (children?). Yuk. I seem to recall him dandling one off a balcony last summer. Yes, do let’s make him our parenting example…

    Comment by Mary P. | May 29, 2005 | Reply

  3. Hah, only black leather? Not even close to being good enough for my princesses! Get back to me when it’s diamond encrusted and we’ll talk. 😉

    Comment by Simon Peter | May 29, 2005 | Reply

  4. Oh, I forgot: diamonds optional – yours for $150,000.

    Comment by Mary P. | May 30, 2005 | Reply

  5. Quality Canadian diamonds I hope. No blood diamonds for my kids!

    Comment by Anonymous | May 30, 2005 | Reply

  6. Bien sur!

    Comment by Mary P. | May 30, 2005 | Reply


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