So you load up The Wife and Kid in the Honda, and you hop in your Nissan truck, and all of you head across town to Lowe's. They have a really nice patio table that you've been eyeing — the tabletop is composed of eight 12" floor tiles that you select yourself, in whatever colors and combos you want — and at a price of just under $100, it seems like a good choice. Especially since you have just over $100 on a Lowe's gift card left over from Christmas.
It's all nice in theory, of course. In reality, it's a plan doomed to failure, because Yours Truly is so feeble-minded that he forgot to take along the aforementioned Lowe's gift card.
"Where was it?" you might ask.
Well, on the bookshelf in our living room, of course. Right beneath the spot where I'd kept my wallet.
No, we didn't buy the table. And The Wife doesn't like me very much right now.