A couple of weeks ago, my dad purchased a rather large tv for their upstairs family room. Because of the size of the tv, they had to redo the entertainment area where the tv sits. Of course, my mother rolled her eyes at the thought that on top of the expensive tv, she would have to pay money to redo a part of the family room. But whatever, she just let my dad handle it all.
Possibly not the smartest move she could have made. Because after going to NYC with her bookclub for a "girls trip", she came home to a little surprise. The tv can be moved back and forth from the cabinet by using the small white balls found in the corners next to the tv - shown below in this picture:
(please ignore the large man that made it into this picture. I should have turned off the tv, but that thing has so many remote controls I didn't have the patience to try and figure it out.)
Now, from far away, those white balls just look like white balls. Well, that is until you get up close and realize that yes, they are in fact GOLF BALLS. When my mom confronted my dad about this, he just said, "It was Dale's idea." (Dale is the carpenter that did the cabinets). Classic male response. My dad easily could have said back to Dale, "No, I don't think Penel would go for it."
Dad, I am proud of your for taking a stance and putting your own personal touch on the decor of the family room. I am also proud of mom for going with it and just saying, "Oh, Kim!" Pick your battles, peeps. Pick your battles.