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Sunday, June 5, 2011
Over the rainbow
Today I met Howard over at Office Despot, I mean Office Depot, to get some equipment I needed. Ha, ha! I take this seventh-grader delight in Howard's nicknames for office stores. There is Office Despot and Office Whorehouse. Ha, ha!
Anyway, what I was getting at was, I was reminded how much I love office stores. Here it was, a brilliant bright afternoon, and I am the only person in the whole world happy to be in an office store.
All the packaging!
They hit you when you come in with all these sparkly gizmos. There were fluorescent flashlights and rainbow-colored gel pens and sticky pads with flowers on the side. Everything for a buck or two. You could not make this place up.
Little plastic boxes of sparkly colored push pins and paper clips.
Magnets for your fridge. Little clips for papers. Round Zumba-colored calculator keychains that cost $1. And I loved this: Stylish file folders!
Imagine, I could organize all of Leonard Pennario's concerts stylishly from city to city and year to year.
Speaking of year to year, it is funny how so many things are cheap at office stores. However. However!
They still stick you ...
... ... for yearly planners. You know, those nice little books you can carry around with you with the year organized by months and weeks.
They should be cheap as heck. I mean, right next to them are notebooks just that size, not much different, and they are, oh, $2. But these yearly planners, it does not even matter that now it is June. They still want $10.99!
That is why I just walk around with my year in my head.