Tuesday, November 10, 2009

BBandB say what????

Speaking of Bed Bath and Beyond...

Ever since we moved in one major item missing from our home was some sort of computer desk.  For weeks Jürgen had the computer perched atop a small bedside table, which is maybe two feet off of the ground.  Therefore in order to get any sort of work done involving a computer, you either have to kneel on the floor, or sit precariously on an exercise ball while hunched over to reach the keyboard.  After five minutes the muscles in your back recoil in pain and it makes for a very unpleasant and unproductive work environment.

Luckily we still had some funds left over at BBandB, so I hunched over my computer, and searched their website for a suitable, and inexpensive option for a desk.  We settled on this:

 A steal for only $39.99! The dimensions were 24"deep x 48" long x 28" tall, which would perfectly house our computer and be pretty sleek and space saving in our room.  When you are pinching pennies you don't stress over style, but it didn't hurt that I like the look and it would actually go well with my dresser.  Sweetness!

I called the nearest BBandB and asked if they carried it in the store, and by golly they sure did! I had one put on hold and Jürg said he would pick it up.  Finally no more back strain to update my facebook status!

However, when I opened up the box, this is what the table actually looked like:

Um...WHAT?!?! This was most certainly NOT the table I had inquired about.  Aside from being plastic and not sleek, it's 30"deep and 72" LONG! You could easily fit eight people around it.  It's a little hard to tell from the photo...but trust me on this one.

I was on the phone in no time to get to the bottom of this.  I spoke to the customer service department and after looking it up on the internet and apparently comparing SKU numbers between their records and my receipt, they claim it's the right table. Apparently, even if I was to place an order for "my" table online, I would still receive this table in the mail.

This all sounds very fishy to me, but I don't fight about it.  It's going to be too much of a nuisance to take it back on the train, and at the end of the day it still serves it's purpose.  So I have to live with picnic table sized computer desk for awhile, I will survive.

Plus I laugh every time I look at it.  Hey, you gotta get your laughs in anyway you can.


  1. i needed that laugh

  2. oh man...you got a folding table - like a table for a church potluck table - hilarious. keep up the laughter.

  3. That is clearly NOT the table in the picture. Ah well, if you ever need to have a picnic in your bedroom, you're all set! :)

  4. is it really that big a deal?

  5. Anon #2,

    When you're living in a NY-sized apartment, the difference between a 48" table and a 72" table is actually, factually and quite MEASURABLY a BIG deal! :D :D :D

    Well, B, at least when you're having dinner parties, you know you'll have plenty of room for the turkey and the silver service.