Saturday, May 23, 2009

But The Price Was Right !

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.

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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!

6 comments:

SonyaAnn said...

I like it and I would use it!

Boondock Ma (Kim's Mom) said...

Well, I gotta admit, it does look a lot nicer hanging up than my old trusty...

And who knows? Maybe the flower will confuse the next yellow jacket that finds his way in just enough that I'll actually be able to get him! ;-)

SonyaAnn said...

You make me almost want to replace my old yucky fly swatter but I'm still too cheap. I did say almost.

Boondock Ma (Kim's Mom) said...

Keep your eyes peeled at the dollar store. Maybe you'll get lucky! ;)

Actually, I think I've seen instructions somewhere for adding fake flowers to them. That was so long ago though...I'll let you know if I run into it again!

bev said...

Those would be fun to hang around in the kitchen and a screened in porch for a useful "decoration". Gotta run to the Dollar Store now and see if there are any like it out here. Thanks for helping me save my hard earned dollars!

Boondock Ma (Kim's Mom) said...

Hey Bev!

I got to thinking last night...Why wouldn't a hot glue gun work? If they're not available for the right price, you could just pick up a cheap plastic plain flyswatter and hot glue a cheap plastic or silk flower , or a whole arrangement of them on the back side. That way you could have your very own personalized version!

Hmmmm. Now I'm thinking it might be fun to add a butterfly on there. I saw some of those at The Dollar Store too...I wonder what my young'ns would thing of this as a craft project....