So listen to this:  I’m walking in to Target today, and as I approach the doors, I see a lady on the other side trying to exit the same doors.  The doors that say “ENTRANCE” on my side, and “NOT AN EXIT!” on her side.  So as I get closer, the doors automatically swing open, away from me and toward her.  This causes her to yank her cart backward, which then causes an open beverage inside her cart to topple over and pour out into her purse.  Then she totally gave me an long and evil glare as I walked past her and her dripping cart, like it was all my fault.  I felt bad, but I didn’t say sorry, and then I kind of felt bad that I didn’t say sorry, but dang lady, that was really not my fault.
What does that have to do with this lamp redo by Bambi?  Not much.  Actually, nothing at all.  But Bambi, a sweet soul who would never try to exit from the entrance, found this little unloved lamp for a mere 99 cents. Then she made it into a table!  And I think it’s super cute.  And you can read all about it on her blog Crafting Occurs.  And don’t you think that the cart/beverage/purse incident was totally not my fault?

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  1. May 31, 2011 / 4:14 PM

    totally NOT your fault!

  2. May 31, 2011 / 4:19 PM

    Those doors are convenient but dangerous. I have seen small children on the wrong side and people coming up to the doors to open them up on the other side. A child or frail elderly person could be badly hurt.
    The sliding doors are much safer. Or else we need to learn how to use doorknobs again! 😉
    Love the table/lamp makeover. So fresh and pretty for a summer accessory table!
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. May 31, 2011 / 4:24 PM

    99 cents? NINETY NINE CENTS? Good grief, that’s a crazy find. Nice re-do.

    And NO, it was totally NOT your fault. Lady was dumb, AND she shouldn’t have had an open drink in her cart. Two strikes against her.

  4. May 31, 2011 / 4:24 PM

    99 cents? NINETY NINE CENTS? Good grief, that’s a crazy find. Nice re-do.

    And NO, it was totally NOT your fault. Lady was dumb, AND she shouldn’t have had an open drink in her cart. Two strikes against her.

  5. May 31, 2011 / 4:24 PM

    99 cents? NINETY NINE CENTS? Good grief, that’s a crazy find. Nice re-do.

    And NO, it was totally NOT your fault. Lady was dumb, AND she shouldn’t have had an open drink in her cart. Two strikes against her.

  6. May 31, 2011 / 4:39 PM

    Another vote for “not your fault.” She may have thought she was saving a precious 7 steps by walking out the entrance, but perhaps she won’t make that mistake again!

    And the table is darling. 🙂

  7. May 31, 2011 / 4:50 PM

    Shipwrecks happen in life when we aren’t watching……obviously she wasn’t…thus wreck!

  8. May 31, 2011 / 4:51 PM

    The table is adorable. The spilled drink is definitely not your fault. Definitely not.

  9. May 31, 2011 / 5:04 PM

    So not your fault…..I would have said “see that sign, it says not an exit” My parents always told me my mouth gets me into all kinds of trouble!!!!

  10. May 31, 2011 / 5:19 PM

    Ha! That lady deserved Lindsey’s patented Better After double-stinkeye! Love the table!

  11. May 31, 2011 / 5:50 PM

    Totally not your fault!

  12. May 31, 2011 / 6:10 PM

    You need to get a shirt made that says “Not my fault”. That way you never really have to say anything. haha

  13. May 31, 2011 / 6:42 PM

    I’d feel bad if she knew that it was her fault. But with that long evil look, I’d ask her if she could read and walk on my way happily. Is that mean?

  14. May 31, 2011 / 7:12 PM

    Totally not your fault, Cute table. I was walking through a store one time and this lady was totally dragging her daughter along and ran her daughters face right into my heavy purse. The little girls starts screaming, I tried to help her even though she totally was the one yanked her daughter at the wrong moment. I did say sorry but, the lady wouldn’t even acknowledge me and continued to drag her daughter!!

  15. May 31, 2011 / 7:27 PM

    Oh how fun is that table!!!
    And no, it wasn’t your fault she was going out the wrong door. What did she expect anyway??

  16. May 31, 2011 / 7:27 PM

    It may have not been your fault but I still had to buy another drink.

  17. May 31, 2011 / 7:28 PM

    Absolutely not your fault!!

    Nevertheless, that woman will always think it was your fault….because people like that NEVER figure out that the things that happen to them are usually their OWN fault for doing something stupid!!

  18. May 31, 2011 / 9:09 PM

    I love the table, and I guess the lady is just lucky you did not laugh on your way by!


  19. May 31, 2011 / 10:08 PM

    This table looks fresh and cute now! Great job.

    That cart lady who wore her drink is a knob. Don’t spare her a thought.

  20. May 31, 2011 / 10:47 PM

    Soooo not your fault! Good golly! I once waved a lady INTO an available parking spot in a mall parking lot. She thought I gave her the finger, so she followed me to my parking spot and started yelling and screaming at me! It was awful. I feel your pain.
    AND I love the lamp into table thingy-mah-bob. Thanks for sharing. . .

  21. May 31, 2011 / 11:00 PM

    LOVE the lamp redo. And YES totally NOT your fault! And isn’t it nice to rant online and get the validation that is so very deserved? Like when that lady looked OH SO OFFENDED when I told her, no, the baby in my belly was not a boy like she emphatically declared, but a GIRL. (seriously, why does being mistaken about the gender of an unborn child never fail to offend people?).

    But yes, you are blameless, the table is cool, and in no way did you need to apologize. After all, had you not come in she would have been standing there endlessly waiting for the door to open and who would she have to glare at for that?

  22. May 31, 2011 / 11:49 PM

    I would give A LOT to see the security tapes of the door dilemma! Better before, rather than after…

    The table is so clever, and a great way to get around re-wiring. My daughter loves those table/lamp combos, cringe…

  23. May 31, 2011 / 11:52 PM

    Oh, that story is hilarious! LOL! If you had waited for her to realize she was at the wrong door before you approached you may still be waiting to shop!

    And Laraine is funny!

  24. June 1, 2011 / 12:37 AM

    Love the redo!

    I would have said something snarky like, “It said Enter on my side, what did it say on yours?”
    And no I would only feel bad IF I thought the person couldn’t read English.

    As a tax payer that pays for a school system I fully expect people to READ the large and obvious signs that are posted.

    FYI in her case would translate “For You Idiot!” instead of For your information.

  25. June 1, 2011 / 2:26 AM

    She got what she deserved. lol.

    Only you, Linz!!

    Great redo!

  26. June 1, 2011 / 3:51 AM

    Of course not your fault. Thing was, this lady was insecure enough to blame her problems on you. Good for you for not picking them up! You are so funny – I love reading your posts almost as much as the projects… 🙂

  27. June 2, 2011 / 8:19 PM

    So not your fault! I work at a Target and I see people try that all the time! One person just stood there with their cart one time trying to figure out why the doors wouldn’t open for them…. I wanted to ask them how they got into the store? I sometimes do feel bad if it is an older guest though…. Whoever it is we try to just direct them to the correct doors.

  28. June 5, 2011 / 4:59 PM

    Not that you need it, but here is another vote for “IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT”! I love looking at your blog when I need a laugh, because I always get one!
    The table is cute, too! Now I know what I am looking for…

  29. June 8, 2011 / 8:00 PM

    I love your blog… it is amazing and addicting. But I agree the drink/cart accident not your fault at all!!

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