One of the shortest stops Steven and I made on our Saturday adventures was at Hummel’s Office Plus in Herkimer, NY. We had to get a birthday present for a young friend of ours.
I wanted to get her a blank book. It is one of my favorite things to have, so I naturally think others will like it too. First we looked for a pen in the office supply area downstairs. Like many writers, I am fascinated by the tools of our trade, so I was happy to spend some time with the writing instruments. We finally picked a green one, a pen I have gotten for myself many times. Then we went upstairs to look for a blank book.
We were immediately confronted by the Halloween decorations. I LOVE Halloween! There were many decorations I had never seen before. I especially like the See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil Skeletons. We went around pushing the buttons on all the ghosts and things that played music and/or danced.
However, we were there for a present. After much debate, we picked out a blank book we thought our friend would like. Steven asked the clerk to wrap it. What a good idea! I am terrible at wrapping presents and I don’t know if we have any birthday gift bags. At the cash register I saw a couple more Halloween things I would like to go back and purchase.
We had not spent much time at Hummel’s, but I felt it was time well spent. I’m not saying I will, but I just MIGHT go back and buy those skeletons. And maybe a green pen.