Okay . . . the problem is that your grandchild
wants blocks which his mother says are recommended by his teacher as the
best toy there ever was, and . . . well, what the heck. But you're
old. And a trifle weary. And you have no earthly idea what
to buy, there's lots of choices, and you'd rather take a nap anyway.
No matter what you get it's sure to be just a little oblique to what
they want, you can't seem to get them to make a decision and they keep
saying, "Well . . just buy what you think would be nice Grampy (or
"Po-Pa", or "Grumpy" or whatever). Whatever happened that you
can't just buy the kid a nice pocket knife without everybody turning pale?
But anyway . . . here's how to make a silk purse out of a sows ear.
Buy a gift certificate. You're done.
There's no small print. There is no expiration, no fees, no
declining balance, and we register and maintain all gift certificate
amounts until they are resolved. If they don't spend it fairly
quickly, we'll send them a note. If they change their minds we
will send cash. The price of the blocks is the sale price at the time
they buy and they can either pay extra for the shipping or have it
deducted from the gift certificate amount. If they don't spend the
whole amount we'll send them the remainder.