Daily Archives: December 11, 2015

Not On My List

Although I’m not exactly sure why, I occasionally receive a Hammacher Schlemmer catalog in the mail. Especially at this time of year. I don’t recall ever ordering anything from that company, so apparently they bought/were given my name by another retailer.

As I was looking through the catalog last week, I came across a couple of items that I found a bit unbelievable.

The first is a hippo sofa:

hippo sofa 12-6-2015 6-41-10 PM

Did you catch the price on that?  $95,000.  Ninety five THOUSAND dollars. After reading about this item, I have two questions: 1,) WHO would buy this? And 2.) HOW many of these have been/will be sold?

The second item that caught my eye is this selfie toaster:

selfie toaster 12-6-2015 6-41-10 PM

Hmmm. Well, the price is much more reasonable than a $95,000 hippo sofa, but why would you want toast in your (or someone else’s) image?   Wouldn’t it feel strange to munch on your (or a loved one’s) face, all buttered up – and perhaps slathered with grape jam? And again, I wonder: how many of these will actually be sold?

So, how about you?  Would you order either of these items? And if so, whose image would be on the toast?

~These Days Of Mine~