Sunday, April 15, 2007

What's your must-have?

I've decided it's time for a little AMENMom readers' poll. I'm excited to see what kind of responses I'll get.

Here's your topic. What one product could you not live without? This is not like that "stranded on a desert island" question. What I mean is, if you were told that at any time, every porduct you use could be taken away from you except one, which would you choose to be the one you get to keep? You can't say something generic, like "books". No clever answers like "electricity" or "gasoline" either. I'm not interested in what you literally have to have to survive. Of course, you also have to explain why you chose it. Make sense? Have at it! I already know mine, but I'll save it until my next post.

I would like to offer my congratulations to my co-worker Logan, whose wife Aeja delivered their first child, a daughter named Avery Pierce, yesterday. You'll make a great dad, LL!

Matt returned from Las Vegas, though not at 9:00 Friday night as planned. Instead, he spent some time Saturday evening discovering the thrills of the El Paso airport while waiting for DFW to be reopened after bad weather. Then he get to DFW, but unfortunately it was no longer functioning as an airport and instead became his hotel for a night. He finally came home around 10:30 the next morning, exhausted and frustrated. Despite the 10 hour layover in DFW, they had managed not to get his bags on his plane. There was a huge line at the baggage desk, so he came home and called American Airlines when he got settled. He was informed that his bag was now at our airport, but that he had to have called within 4 hours of his arrival to be rewarded with having it delivered to our home. He called 4 hours and 20 minutes after his plane had touched down. So even though it was completely AA's fault his bag was late, and even though this 4 hour policy is printed NOWHERE and was never mentioned by any of the dozens of employees who helped him get home, he drove back to the airport to get his bag. Gotta love that crack airline customer service.

Okay, have you thought about it? What product do you have to have? And no, my blog doesn't count, but thanks for the thought :)


Anonymous said...

Okay, Nance, that's NOT a fair question! The first thing that comes to mind is my toothpaste, with out it, NO ONE would want to come around me! BUT that also should include my deoderant too! The only "thing" I couldn't live without is my camera! As you know it has almost become an apendage to me! Alright, I really haven't answered your question yet, hmmmmm, well, I guess I wouldn't let you take away my Biolage Hair Gel...I've used this product for almost 20yrs! It's the ONE hair care product I have never changed!! There will certainly be more profound comments made, but that is the one product that I would miss the most!! I can't wait to see what every one else says!!! Glad Matt got back in one piece!(we are flying AA in July to CA, glad to know that piece of info!!)


Miss Brown said...
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Miss Brown said...

Well, I think I totally agree with Kori on this one: This is not a fair question! I can think of a couple of things right off the bat, like my computer and my TiVo, but what necessity would I not be able to live without? Well, I think I can live without toothpaste and deoderant, the Europeans have been doing that for a while. If I didn't have my car, I wouldn't be able to travel as much as I do, and if I didn't have my cell phone, I couldn't stay immediately connected to my family since they are on the other side of the state. Okay, here's where I'm going to get really cheesey, get ready! I don't think I could live without the freedom that I have in this great nation we live in. So that's my choice: my freedom as a product of my citizenship.

Erin Cohen said...

The one PRODUCT that I would be SO sad to live without? Would miss constantly? Would ACHE over?

COFFEE (with a little milk)!!!


Stephanie said...

Mine is so close to Erin's...Sonic Diet Cokes, without a doubt.

Anonymous said...

I know it's late, but you know I'd have to say hair wax. Eyeliner is a close second, but I can't get by without my signature do!

In the food category I have to agree with Steph.