Buying Online when the Shops Don’t Have It

Recently I bought some custom show plates online because I wasn’t able to find any in person. Whenever I go to a place with a gift shop, they always have some show plates on display that people can buy. I always look for a plate that has my name, but no matter where I go, I can’t find one. My name is a pretty common name, so it’s pretty weird that they don’t have any plates for it. Even some of the more obscure names have plates for them, which is just mind boggling to me. I’ve made requests for the gift shops to add plates for my name, but they never do it.

The custom show plates that I ordered came in a short time, and they were better looking than the ones that they had in the gift shops. They had a better design and font, which made them look more professional. It’s as if the plates had been lifted right off of someones car. I framed one of the plates and hung it on my wall like a portrait. I put another one in the workshop in my garage.

I went to another gift shop a week ago, and they finally had one of the plates with my name on it. After years of hoping that the gift shops would finally listen to me, one of them did, but I no longer had any interest of getting one of those plates. Since getting the better plates online, the ones that the gift shop offers just seem like a waste of time to me. It’s a shame, because if they had taken my suggestion a little sooner, I would have probably bought one of their plates. I might order a few with my family members names to give away as gifts.