I know I have mentioned before that I am a sucker for cool stuff that you can buy on TV. Not the home shopping shows - the ones that they push in commercials. It was only cool too me when you could only buy it on TV. Now they have entire stores dedicated to these items. I was excited when I first walked into one of those places but the fun of getting it in the mail wasn't there. Plus, when you buy it on TV, they usually give you a two for one deal, which you do not get in the store. I got my rotisserie following a paid for television ad. You know , "Set it and Forget it". And I always remember years ago watching Ron Popiel sell his fishing rod.
I will admit that some of the things you get are a flop. Like the "Bark Off". It drives me crazy when our herd of dogs hears someone coming. They tear through the house barking like crazy as they skid through the kitchen to the door. So, when I saw it, it made perfect sense. Like a dog whistle, it emits a high pitched sound that supposedly only dogs can hear. The sound is supposed to be triggered by the barking. The dog hears the sound and stops barking. It seems logical. So, I took the little box and set it in the kitchen where the dogs were most likely to hear it. It didn't seem to be working though. The dogs weren't even slowing down. "Calvin", however was helping with dinner one evening when he was home and kept complaining of a weird noise. I had forgotten about the "Bark Off" by that time, and we all thought he was nuts. Also a logical thought. Well, he finally located the sound. Turns out that "Calvin" was the only one who was affected by the "Bark Off". My secret purchase was discovered! Interestingly, I was the one teased about it for buying it, not "Calvin" for being the only one to hear it. Thank goodness they offer money back guarantees.
I also bought the thing that keeps your razor blades sharp forever. Yes, FOREVER!. Now that one works!, but I am the only one who would know because I am the only one who uses it. My brother asked the ultimate question - if it is sharpening your blades won't they eventually sharpen down to nothing. My answer to that is - not yet. I figured that even if I get a few years out of a blade I got a deal. That discussion came up the other morning over coffee, when "Doc" was complaining about the cost of razor blades. I tried convincing him to try my sharpener but for some reason he is hesitant. I am concerned too. If he tries it and it doesn't work, he will spend the day with dabs of toilet paper all over his face to stop the bleeding! For those of you who don't know, that is trick known for generations! Now that would be a sight!
And on that note - Have a great Saturday. God gave it to you, love it and enjoy every minute!!!!!
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