Last night, I was in Wally-Mart looking around. I came across a nice dining room table set with 4 chairs. It was solid wood (unlike a lot of the cheap ass pressed wood furniture they have there) and looked pretty nice. It was a good price, so I decided to buy it. Of course, this set came in a pretty big box. I took one look at this box and wasn't sure it would fit in my car. So, I went back out to the car, measured everything and decided that it would fit in the car, even if just barely. I went back in, bought the set and had it loaded into my car. Off I went.
Later, when I got home, it was time to get it out of the car. That did not go well! Despite the fact that me and the Wal-Mart guy managed to get it in the car, I couldn't get it out! It was too big and bulky for me to manage to maneuver it out myself. After several minutes of trying in vain to get it out by myself, I got frustrated. So, I proceeded to go into the garage, find the biggest damn knife I could find, and tear the box apart, while it was still in my back seat! I was very careful not to slash up my leather seats. After a lot of cutting and ripping, I was able to pull several pieces out of the box and put them in the garage. Once I did that, I was able to make the box small enough and light enough to pull out of the car.
Sometimes, being a fiercely independent person has its disadvantages. I really should have got some help with that thing. :)
Now to go back to assembling the thing and watching more Tropical Storm Ernesto coverage... :(