It's so much fun to help others spend their money ... and that is exactly what I did tonight. My artist friend is getting ready for her rafting trip on the Colorado River she is taking in a few weeks so we went shopping in a very earthy outfitter store. An eager sales associate proved just how complex it is to choose the most appropriate hydration system, personally explaining and displaying every option imaginable. She was just trying to buy a water bottle. He wrapped up his spiel by suggesting the ultimate option of a hydration pack that you wear on your back. This is after my friend already complained about the water bottle being too large.
The final chuckle were the banana guards stationed at the cash register. I had never seen such a thing and truth be told, I felt guilty even touching it. While I quipped inappropriate jokes about its likeness to [censored] the sales girl with a straight face told me she not only owned one, but used it every day. I just hope it was for her bananas.
Ended our little shopping expedition with some delicious Asian fusion fare. Better fusion than the confusion we started out with earlier ... and it wouldn't be Asian without the fortune cookies. But then again, I don't need a cookie to tell me how lucky I am to have great friends ... and a great life.
Today's take away -- a humorous if not awesome stocking stuffer idea -- no batteries required!