$7.48 – while supplies last!

I don’t pretend to understand the diversity of folks’ taste in items.  I often see things for sale in catalogs that I cannot imagine anyone would ever spend good money on.  I would even put down a bet that some of them are destined to be included in a 75% off sale.  But what do I know?  I am just one person with my own idea of what is appealing in a big world filled with millions of people with their own ideas of what is appealing.

But still, there are some items which I cannot help myself from wondering aloud about.  The fly scarf at Signals is one of those items.  I cannot fathom who will buy or wear this scarf.

I should clarify – when I say fly – I do not mean fly like a bird or an airplane or the slang interpretation of fly (as in you are cool/hip/awesome/fly) – I mean the insect.

I cannot imagine what prompted this print.  Did the creator see a scarf filled with butterflies, dragonflies, or ladybugs and suddenly think  – by-golly, a scarf with flies would be a new twist!  Was the fabric created for some special purpose for a bug spray manufacturer and the remainder sold off as a bargain basement sale?  Is this part of some cult television or movie lore that I am unaware of?

The scarf has already been marked down from $29.95 to $7.48.   Apparently a scarf covered in giant flies is not the sought after item the buyers thought it might be.  Who knew?

I do hold out the slim possibility that there is someone out there who will find this to be just what they were looking for.  As such, I want to spread the word about the 75% off sale.  If a fly scarf is what you have been looking for, get it now for $7.48 – while supplies last!

My bet is that there will be further price reductions on this item. ;-)

And a note to all my demented friends (which is darn near all my friends) and my family members who think they are funny (which is all my family members) – I know how your minds work – don’t even think about buying me this scarf.  Because the only thing I can think of that would be more irritating than receiving such a scarf as a gift is receiving ten such scarves as gifts.  Oh yes, it could happen in my world…perhaps that is what the marketing folks at Signals were counting on. ;-)

Day one thousand two hundred and thirty-eight of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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2 Responses to $7.48 – while supplies last!

  1. Miki Tanner-Bendickson says:

    You could always re-gift them back to the original gift-givers. That would show ‘em!

  2. B-dubya says:

    Whenever I see a product like this, I immediately try to imagine the conversations that took place when the designer/inventor set out to “sell” their idea to higher-ups. Can you imagine trying to sell the idea of Slinkies…or Pet Rocks…or Hula Hoops? ….And yet….
    (I’m guessing that Tim can think of a bunch more!)

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