Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sink-ronicity

I know, it is a terrible pun. What puns aren’t terrible? (Did you know that the word ‘synchronicity’ was coined by Carl Jung? Me either!)

This is a long overdue post regarding the resolution of my Great Sink Disaster of 2010.

You may remember this summer, while innocently brushing my teeth, I knocked a cup out of the medicine cabinet, which proceeded to shatter my bathroom sink. Only me. So I whined and wrung my hands and wept. You know, real productive coping methods.

A dear online friend has a real life friend who works for American Standard, the plumbing fixture company. AND SHE ARRANGED FOR ME TO GET AN ENTIRELY NEW SINK FOR FREE!!!

I even got to pick it out!

My beautiful new sink arrived several weeks ago and my friend Peter installed it.

Ta da:





Thank you Nora at American Standard and thank you American Standard (linked here; in business for over 130 years!) for your marvelous, generous gift. At a tough point in my life, people who don’t even know me made this wonderful gesture. I cannot say enough good things about Nora and the people she works for. I am so, so grateful.

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13 comments:

Junk Drawer Kathy said...

I hadn't known about your sink (and at first I thought you meant the glass shattered in your sink). Well, well, American Standard pulls through! This is so awesome. It's a pretty sink, too! I'm happy for you. (And I forgive the pun.)

Marie said...

Hi Kathy!! Yep, it was my SINK that broke, not the $2 Pfaltzgraff tea cup. I'm surprised I am not still standing there with my jaw hanging open. I mean, who knew a sink could break?! Unless you took a sledgehammer to it.

It was an incredible goodwill gesture that I will always be grateful for, facilitated by our very own Publicist for Pricilla.

Webster said...

Well that just makes me a big ole fan of American Standard! Such generosity in these tough times is rare. Marie, this is due to your spirit shining through your writing to all of us out here. What goes around comes around. And, the sink looks lovely.

The Mother said...

Yeah!

Dana said...

I love terrible puns...

I am way too familiar with really productive coping skills...

But I am absolutely in awe of the generosity of strangers.

Fabulous tale and the sink is gorgeous!

Anne said...

Your new sink is beautiful. I have heard good things about American Standard products.

Marie said...

Hi everybody! Thanks so much for stopping by and especially for leaving a comment.

Webster: It was an incredible piece of goodwill. Thank you for you lovely words! What a sweet thing to say. My spirit has taken a walloping lately, so I am glad to hear some good comes of it. :)

Mother: You said it!!

Dana: I love puns too. lol Thanks for your kind comment.

Anne: Thanks! It is really fabulous and I am SO grateful for it.

Anji said...

What a lovely story in this day and age...

Somewhere in your youth or childhood,
You must have done something good!

Jen said...

From now on the only sinks I will buy will be American Standard. This is so awesome! What a great company, and great friend you have.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

God Bless You :-)

~Ron

Marie said...

Anji: Thanks for your sweet words. :)

Jen: I will be an American Standard customer for life!

Geezer: Hi! Welcome and thanks for leaving a comment.

Thanks to all of you for reading and commenting!!

stefani said...

Wow! Who knew a cup could break a sink. Enjoy your new sink, it is very shiny. :-)

Dental tourism - Dr. Milarosa Chua-Samson said...

Nice sink!It looks great, simple but there is an elegant aura. Over all 5 star for your sink.