Just this past week, my wife and I celebrated our 7th anniversary. It was full of remiscing and talking about the future.
Of course, gifts are always involved. This year, I took a different approach though. I took a risk and told Mrs. straight up what I wanted as a gift - the Synapse 25 from Tom Bihn. I wrestled with this because I didn't want to reduce the meaningfulness of her gift giving.
She was fully on board though. As soon as I mentioned that I really wanted it, she asked me "do you want it for our anniversary?". "Yes", I somewher sheepishly replied.
Her viewpoint was that I was probably going to buy it anyway, so why not let her buy it for the anniversary, and then think of her every time I use it.
Perfect! A win-win for sure.
She proceeded to order it a couple weeks ago, but unfortunately the laptop insert was on backorder until mid-August. Dang! To save on shipping, we decided to hold the order until everything was in stock. So I knew the bag was coming, just not sure when.
Little did I know, Mrs. included a little note with her order. Now, I don't know if it played a part in the outcome, but I sure love it regardless.
I'm giving this to my husband for our anniversary (7/14) but don't want to have to pay for shipping twice... If there's any chance to ship earlier than mid-August, that would be awesome!!! Otherwise I guess I'll give him a printed picture of it... whomp whomp.
To my surprise, the bag showed up yesterday! She told me that she had a surprise for me, but I never imagined that the backpack would be here already.
To the Tom Bihn crew:
Many thanks to you all, even if my wife's note had no bearing on receiving the order early. I am über excited about my new Synapse bag and having it join me on a daily basis.