Wednesday, July 25th, 2007
Things to Come: Cardboard Forts Courtesy of Budget Truck Rental
A few months ago I griped about my difficulty in acquiring large cardboard boxes to build a fort for my daughter’s third birthday. I was exasperated. Businesses don’t want to be bothered by a desperate father.
During my hunting I remembered that Budget — the car rental folks — ran an advertisement on Thingamababy a few months earlier. So I visited Budget’s web site and realized Budget also rents moving trucks.
Over the years I have floated quite a few goofy ideas to small town business owners for two community web sites I used to run. Most didn’t even grace me with a response. Could I now convince a mega corporation to care about my three-year-old daughter?
Well, 21 wardrobe boxes recently arrived at my doorstep in seven large shipping boxes. As of this writing, there is a hamster caption contest ad in Thingamababy’s left column. It’s a Budget ad, not one of my caption contests. Budget does have a heart-of-gold.
You’ll be seeing photos of a really cool cardboard fort sometime in the future, but I need your help. I need an excuse to host a fort party. Share an unusual name for a party using the comment form below. It will be a party held in August or September, a reason to build this fort and invite a bunch of toddlers in to take over my home.