A month ago I accidentally dropped my Movado watch down our garbage disposal and without knowing it was in there, flipped the switch and turned it on. The horrible grinding noise emminating from the disposal made me say a cuss word and I completely expected to reach inside and pull out a gnargled spoon.
What I pulled out, made me burst into tears. I sobbed and wailed. It wasn't just a watch. It was a watch that Marc and I purchased together on a cruise in 2007 in Belize. He got a matching one too. We had spent the day drinking on the beach, probably...ok, actually to excess...but we were without kids for the first time and were just two love birds alone, enjoying each other's company. The margarita's and fresh salsa made everything perfect. The brilliantly clear water and gorgeous white sand added to our memories and as we returned to the cruise ship we of course had to pass thru the luxury shops. We indulged in buying matching Movado watches and relished them as a luxury. My watch meant the world to me as we bought them as a sign of our love for each other.
After I mushed it up in the disposal, Marc sent it off for an estimate of repairs. Saddly, the repairs exceeded the cost of a new one and Marc had it returned to us. I thought that was the end of it and mourned the loss of my beloved watch. Today I received a box from UPS that required a signature. Marc told me to open it and inside was a brand new, identical watch to the one I mangled. Oh how I love my husband!
Now what should I get him for our anniversary? What can equal the sentiment attached to the watch he replaced for me? I am at a loss. Ideas anyone?