Sorting through my luggage at home in the south of Sweden:
- Tuxedo, check
- Formal shirt, check
- Dark shoes, check
- Leisure attire, check
- Work-out clothes, check
- Socks, uh-oh
My suitcase was indubitably deficient in that it contained only two pair of black socks – for a 12-day luxury cruise on Crystal Symphony, no less. What to do?
With no time to shop in town, I did what any smart shopper would do: I tapped the space bar to wake up my MacBook Air. I then typed in those magical letters, amazon.com, entered my search phrase “socks for a luxury cruise” and waited for Safari’s browser interface to return my treasure.
Yes, there were socks, lots of them, a treasure trove of socks. My eyes settled on “Gold Toe Men’s Metropolitan Dress Sock, Charcoal, 3-Pack Sock.” And then I read the best part: $12 – for three pair.
In Sweden, I could possibly find a single pair of socks for $12, but they likely would come from someone’s laundry basket – or trash. Here on that glorious shopping portal called Amazon, I was getting three pair for $12 AND for an additional $3.99, all three pair would be waiting for me in Miami the morning of my cruise departure.
Did it work? From an ocean away and for only $15.99 total, was I able to order three pair of socks and have them delivered before stepping aboard my luxury cruise?
They look nice, don’t you think?