First of all: Happy Belated Birthday to my nephew Jack! September is just chock-full of birthdays, and we have terrible memories!
*sigh* Lloyd has a problem. Can someone please tell him that even if something is dirt cheap, if you don’t need it it is not a bargain. We went to another surplus auction and I walked around with him at the beginning to look at the stuff. We stopped at these two giant machines with rollers.
Lloyd: Hey! We had these at Metromail! (a college job where they packed junk mail) They’re for bundling things. You put something in here and it automatically wraps it in strapping tape.
Lauren: I’m hungry.
Lloyd: I wonder if they work?
Lauren: I’m bored.
Lloyd: These are cool!
Lauren: I’m leaving.
I came back from shopping a couple of hours later to see this.
Naturally I assumed that Lloyd was helping this guy learn how to use the guy’s new bundling machine. That Lloyd – so helpful. Then he turned around, saw me, and grinned a ‘you’re gonna kill me’ grin.
Lloyd: They were just two-fifty!
Lauren: I’m leaving.
Does anyone need Lloyd bundled and shipped to their house? I can do it automatically.
Um. What’s he planning to bundle?
I’m glad you asked. Lauren didn’t even bother to do that. Now, normally, these machines have a huge roll of that thin yellow strapping plastic. But what if I took that out and replaced it with a huge roll of bacon! Think of it. At the touch of a button you could have anything wrapped in bacon. Burgers. Cookies. Yams. Best. Idea. Ever.
Maybe you could reconfigure it into a bed. A bed that automatically tucks you in. That sounds AWESOME! Put it in my room. But leave a box cutter on the nightstand so I can get up in the morning.
Great idea. I have a friend who works for the TSA who says he knows where he can get ahold of as many box cutters as as we could possibly need.
Then you could bundle box cutters….what fun, but how would you get them out,hmmmm……
They would be self-opening bundles.
Two dollars and fifty cents or $250?
Five bucks for the pair. I would have shot him if it had been $250.
It was actually $2.00 for BOTH of them! (But we couldn’t get one of them to work).
Still not a bargain.
Arron thinks you should bundle stacks of homework that you check during the weekend. Or bundle all your money. Either one.
Hm. I didn’t think about bundling money. Maybe Lloyd’s not so crazy.
Oh, wait. He is.
I feel your pain. My husband also went to an auction, also spent $2 but he got a framed photograph of Nike Zeus missiles. (nothing to do with shoes. I’m talking about large weapons.) At least it takes a bit less space in our home, but I don’t think I will be hanging that on a wall anytime soon. What is the attraction of auctions?
Beth Marshall says
Wow! Lloyd and Chris are alot alike.