Sunday, September 28, 2008

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Our new piano cover arrived. We’re somewhat less than thrilled with the product.

1) It doesn't quite fit.

2) The garish lettering would look more appropriate on the back of a football jersey than on a fine concert instrument.

3) The lettering says “YAMAHA.” There’s nothing wrong with a Yamaha grand piano. They make lovely pianos. However, our piano is NOT a Yamaha. It’s like putting a BMW under a Lexus car cover.

A long time ago (but not in a galaxy far, far away), my mom located a piano cover company, ordered a simple cover, and then began an email correspondence nightmare, receiving alternately vague or no responses. Months later, they finally told her they had completed our order and then proceeded to ship us somebody else’s cover. I’m sure there’s a family somewhere across the country wondering why they have a cover than fits our piano.

6 comments:

Mayberry said...

Wow. That's ... a lot of embroidery thread?

Magpie said...

I know! You've got a Steinway hiding under there! That's just a stealth cover to confuse the burglars.

(Right, piano rustlers...)

Damselfly said...

"like putting a BMW under a Lexus car cover." Ha ha!

And magpie's comment is so funny!

Waltzing with Widgets said...

Some of us piano snobs aren't ready to equate a Yamaha with a Lexus, but either way that's quite the logo you've got there!

kittenpie said...

Oh, that IS unfortunate...

SUEB0B said...

I love the idea that it NEEDS a brand name on it...like you might get it confused with your OTHER piano.