Yesterday, JCK started her day with the usual jolt - a quick FLASH and BOOM with a lingering tingle up her arm. A blow dryer gone bad. Smokin' bad. Time to shop for a new one.
So it was that JCK found herself in a beauty supply store. Let's call it...Franz's Booty Supply. As JCK entered the store with her two children in tow, she spotted the lady behind the counter.
JCK: Hello, can you please tell me where your blow dryers are?
Smiling Sales lady: Let me show you.
The sales lady led JCK and her children over to a wall where several blow dryers were on display.
Friendly, bouncy Sales lady: Here we have the top of the line model with the latest technology.
JCK checked the price. And proceeded to be flummoxed, bamboozled and downright flabbergasted. The latest technology being...$130.
There was a DEEP pause. Then the sales lady out-of-her mind moved on.
Sales lady who is clearly hallucinating: Then we have this one, also an excellent model.
JCK noted....a mere $79.99.
Sales lady off her ROCKER: Of course, the first one I showed you will last much longer. Mine lasted 12 years. You get what you pay for.
JCK: Sure, lady. I'll just plunk down $130 for a BLOW DRYER. An appliance that I will use to blow dry my locks of pure gold. This blow dryer better give me a BIG OL' full-body thrill along with the blow for $130. Are you friggin' kidding me!? What kind of GANJA ya smokin' babe? I want some. Now.
It is to be noted that JCK wished she had uttered those words. But, in person JCK is a bit of a woos, and said nothing. To be fair, you may remember that JCK was flummoxed, bamboozled and downright flabbergasted.
JCK couldn't get out of there fast enough. Except that her children were test driving all the blow dryers, and preventing JCK from making a speedy exit.
JCK, the big fat liar: I'll come back later...
Self-inflated with the importance of blow dryers, off her rocker, clearly a lunatic Sales lady: Without your children?
JCK weakly: Yes...
JCK: Come on CHILDREN! We must get moving.
JCK told the sales lady that she would be back...when hell freezes over.
This morning JCK dropped into her local pharmacy establishment and found an excellent blow drying appliance. For $24.99.
JCK is taking her $24.99 blow dryer, whippin' up a do, and then splurging on $100 worth of whiskey and chocolate...
You get what you pay for.
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