It's a GIFT REGISTRY, not ROCKET SCIENCE, Dad.

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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3635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Whenever I want my Grandpa to buy me something online (they are the “make a list and tell me what from it you want” types), I find, it, put it IN MY CART, and email them a link to the shopping cart where they can just put in their credit card #. 

In your case, just email him a link to the car seat. 

Post # 4
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2840 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@iarebridezilla:  This is hysterical! 

Can he just send you a check, maybe? It would save him the cost of the plane ticket, and save you a couple of years off your life. 😉 

Post # 6
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9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@iarebridezilla:  LOL. It’s funny because he uses Amazon for other stuff. Can you just put a car seat on the Babies R Us registry? Then he could go to a store and your poor husband wouldn’t have to contemplate suicide. I can imagine how frustrating it is, but I admit it – I laughed and laughed at your dialogue, lol.

Post # 8
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2372 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

LOLOLOL I’m sorry to laugh but your description is priceless!

My grandfather can completely build a chevy engine into a 51 Ford pickup body…. but the first time he saw how the iPhone screen rotates for your view when you hold it sideways, he about lost his mind…. he just got all buggy-eyed and held the phone like it was possessed! Sometimes things are just beyond comprehension… lol.

Good luck with the carseat!!! I think a PP had a fabulous idea of just emailing him the link to the cart page! Maybe your DH will feel differently after a few more rounds lol.

Post # 10
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681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I feel you. My dad is 62 and this entire summer he’s insisted on wearing swim trunks EVERYWHERE. The first time I saw him coming back from the grocery store in bright orange hawaiian print trunks I asked if he had been swimming that day (at the senior center gym, mind you) and he said “no, they’re just comfortable”. WHYYYYY can’t you just go to Belk for the 3984949 time and buy more comfortable shorts?!?

Post # 11
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11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Sigh. FMIL is like this. She’s only 55, but she is TERRIFIED of buying anything online. She doesn’t get it, and doesn’t want to give her credit card number to any site because obviously someone will immediately steal it. I just had to order our flowers on my credit card because she insisted on buying flowers, but wouldn’t purchase the ones I wanted and wanted me to take some time that I don’t have to drive 30 minutes one way to some flower shop to see what they had. Four weeks to the wedding. The ONLY weekend I have open to do that is the weekend immediately before the wedding, and I will not be doing anything wedding related that weekend (also? that’s a little too late). 

What kills me is that a big part of her job is dealing with people’s travel visas/passports, accommodations, plane tickets, and car rentals, for which she uses…the internet and a credit card.

Post # 12
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559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

That’s funny, and yes totally frustrating I’m sure. I’d suggest finding a store that sells the car seat and having him purchase it there if he really can’t get Amazon. Or liek someone else said have him write a check. Or sit on the phone with him click-by-click until he gets it.

Post # 14
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681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@iarebridezilla:  lolol i love that he has a shirt referencing something from 1996. historic.

Post # 15
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3633 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My ILs are like that. They are old school and in their late 50s/early 60s and they literally don’t have a computer. They just switched to a digital camera because we couldn’t buy a 35mm in a normal store (e.g. Target, BB). He got a ticket somewhat recently and the poor traffic school had to find him a pen and paper for him to do the class because he doesn’t know how to use a computer. MIL barely knows English so she’s not much help.

They’ve elected to get us the crib and luckily, we’re going with an Ikea one so they can get it in person. We didn’t even bother telling them our registry is accessible online.

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