11 December, 2006

Globalization on the march

A few days ago Mrs. Grundes and I gave ourselves a task to buy a teether for our heir. Amazon (or someone using their marketplace) sells really cool teethers resembling an HIV virus model -- a ball with little chewable tentacles all over it. As it often happens with online stores, the product costs about $6, and shipping is around $10, so we've decided to hit good old physical stores on the weekend.

Unfortunately, the virus-teether we wanted was nowhere to be found, so for the time being we've settled on a more common spread-fingers-hand-shaped model. It'll probably work just as well, but the ball would've been more esthetically pleasing for us. (And I can't wait when the heir will stop using the amazing "planetarium" mobile -- I want it for our bedroom ;)).

Anyway, the next day I was talking to my mom over the phone. She lives, quite literally, on the other side of the world (13 hours time difference) and once in a while sends us nice little presents for her grandson. This time, she said, she's going to send us a teether, "a very cute one, like a hand with spread fingers".

Well, at least hers will be in a different color :)

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