Friday, November 28, 2008

Tis the season to be stupid.

Good Morning: Now that I've binged and purged in honor of being thankful, I'm off to do some shopping. There are some special deals on appliances and I need to buy some stuff I can't afford. I will be most interested in watching the folks who are buying shit they don't need, probably don't really want (somebody told them they should have it or give it) and usually can't afford. Things like a second bidet for the double wide; or granite countertops. I think when I get my house finished ("when" sounds so much more "positive" than "if") I will have amassed a lot of stuff at clearance prices--no other way I could do this. Well, the sciatica is still beating me up, so I gotta be off and away while I can still motivate. I'll be glad when I feel well enough to be my usual, vituperative self.


Mr. Mack said...

What kind of appliances can you stuff down your pants?

democommie said...


It's all about misdirection my man. I tell the clerks I saw Santa up in the rafters and while they're all looking for him, I abscond with the goodies. Actually, when I went to Lowe's, the items I was looking for had been taken off the "clearance" aisle and moved to the back of the store. When I asked about them, I was told they would not be available until after the weekend. I have a contact in the appliance department who was not there or I would have asked "why". There's a guy in management who I have had problems with in the past and my contact thinks he's an asshole (as does most everybody I talk to) so he will usually ignore such orders. Of course I could always go to Syracuse; I don't feel like the drive, though.

SeattleDan said...

Demo, I hope your Thanksgiving was good. I found myself to be grateful this morning that I was not employed by Wal-Mart and having to be at work at 5 AM. Seems to be a deadly combination.

cheers and my word today here is 'comismoo'.

democommie said...

Seattle Dan:

What is the Guernsey proletariat?

Mine's "sporatio"

Fran said...

I bet you're an ace scrounger, demo!

Hey, if you've got a little extra snark left in ya, over at Helen and Margaret's blog -- -- they've picked up some vicious and nasty trolls in the comments section. It's nice to know the idiots are still out there with their heads up, waiting for a good snark to take 'em down.

In the meantime, do your back exercises. I've had a bout or two with the dreaded sciatica myself, and sometimes the dratted exercises are the only things that keep me bipedal.

cook eat FRET said...

i don't wanna hear one more word from you about granite....

you need to come cook in my house

democommie said...


When the house is safe to leave alone (it's old enough at 100+ but I don't trust it to not turn up the stereo or blow up things in the microwave) I will be roadtripping. Be careful what you wish for!