Back in the early engagement days, when the discussion
of registering came up, one of us was appalled
at the general idea and instead suggested that we should have reverse
presents: anyone coming to the wedding has to take something
from one of the boxes that is filling our garage (this is when happens
when two 30-something year olds with full households move in together).
But he came around when someone dangled in front
of his face a catalog with an absurdly expensive
espresso machine. "OK" he thought, "I can see the point of
In a classic bait and switch move, however, he was shocked to
find himself with his bride-to-be at
Macy's, where they do not have such espresso machines and instead
have things like China and crystal and flatwear.
Nonetheless, he was convinced to register there when he actually
started longing for a particular set of
salad plates. So they took the entire plunge and now you
can read all about it at the
It only gets worse. Because, you see, many registries are now linked on-line
through one central service. Fabulous. See you can now see
ALL the places we're registered.
Needless to say, they have more work to do. As you can see, there
is nary an espresso maker in sight. However, if you are looking
for that perfect little $800 something, feel free to puruse the
espresso maker site above.....
Oops. Too late. We just got an espresso machine for an engagement gift. No, not that one.