Just Not Buying It

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I was perusing a Pottery Barn catalog today because there was nothing else to look at in the magazine basket and I only had about 43 seconds while the girls were happily eating lunch to sit on the couch and not talk to them.  With Target and TJMaxx out there, who even needs Pottery Barn anyway?  But their catalogs come to my house because I ordered Christmas stockings from them.  Incidentally, their personalized Christmas stockings are really classy-looking and reasonably priced.

But anyway.

I’m looking at a page of rugs that I guess are for indoor use although they look like that indoor/outdoor kind, and there are no fewer than nine different rugs, each with a different color name and texture description, that are all just a variation on the scratchy beige rug.

I laughed out loud.  Every single one of them is scratchy and beige.

You could put any one of them in your room and it wouldn’t change the look of the room at all.  They all go with everything.  And there are nine of them.

These are their names in the order of the display on the page:

Color-Bound Sisal with Black Border

Owen Natural Fiber

Color-Bound Sisal with Tobacco Border

Nubby Natural Fiber

Heathered Chenille (my computer doesn’t think “heathered” is a word)

Brannan Natural Fiber

Color-Bound Sisal with Chino Border

Mason Jute

Chunky Wool Natural Jute

They are ALL BEIGE.  And THEY ALL LOOK SCRATCHY.

Wait, is that Owen Natural Fiber or Brannan Natural Fiber?  How am I ever going to get my entertaining nook to look just perfect if I can't decide between the two?

Wait, is that Owen Natural Fiber or Brannan Natural Fiber? How am I ever going to get my entertaining nook to look just perfect if I can’t decide between the two?

What are you playing at, Pottery Barn?  Maybe you’re fooling some of the poor suckers out there, but not me.  Nope.  I’ve got my eye on you.  And I’m not buying any of your expensive beige rugs or your bullshit.

Just your Christmas stockings.  Those are nice.