We needed to make an extra trip into town this week. Due to the long weekend, and the resulting tourist traffic in our area, we decided it would be a good idea to head in before the weekend officially started.
The bank, one of the reasons our extra trip was necessary, was our first stop and it just happens to be in the same area as The Dollar Store, so we stopped by there before heading on to The Grocery Outlet. One of the things I'd been wanting to pick up was a new fly swatter. I like to get those at The Dollar Store as I just can't bring myself to spend more than that for such a lowly item. I searched and searched, and didn't see any. Just as I was about to give up, I spotted something hanging at the end of an aisle. I'm pretty sure I'd looked right at them several times but it hadn't registered what they were.
Sometimes I think we go a bit too far in our attempts to make things aesthetically pleasing. As I grabbed my purchase, both my young'uns exclaimed their disbelief. "You aren't really going to buy that !?!!" "Are you really going to use it???" Hehe. Well, yes. I did actually buy that. And I do intend to use it. The gal who checked us out chuckled when I commented on what a pretty fly swatter it was. Honestly, I'm thinking fly swatters are one of those things we really don't need to "pretty up". At the very least they should be readily recognizeable for what they are when we go in search of them at the store.
Ah well. Now I guess I need to find a way to display my latest "art" acquisition. It will need to be an easily accessable spot though, as this object d' arte is intended to be used!