Tuesday, July 29, 2008

"But wait, there's more!"

On Mom & Dad's last visit, I admitted to Mom that I had succumbed to a shopping network "bargain." Since my heels have turned into crusty boulders the last few years, I broke down and ordered the Ped Egg, because it had a 2-for-1 deal and offered free shipping. So I gave Mom my "extra" Ped Egg.

Mom laughed and admitted she, too, had succumbed. Not to the Ped Egg. She had broken down and bought Debby somebody's Green Bags, because the infomercial was so compelling. And of course, it was a 2-for-1 offer, so she had a pack of Green Bags for me. She also brought me two of those blown-glass plant-watering globes.

So at least I come by this weakness honestly.

In years past, these tv-pitched gizmos were usually shlock-o-matics, that didn't work at all, or worked briefly, expiring immediately after the warranty. But I have to admit - both the Ped Egg and the Green Bags seem to work, quite well in fact. And the plants enjoying the watering globes haven't died yet.

So good on us. But even better -- turn off the tv.


Michelle said...

I just got a ped egg myself....love it!! I always wondered about the plant globes....hope the crazies aren't too bad today!

La Cootina said...

The plants are still alive - 10 days & counting.(Only moderately crazy today, a nice change, but did not leave the house just in case.)