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Bits and bobs over a cup of tea

1.  The other day, driving alongside the landscaped parking lot of a supermarket, I thought to myself: They've changed the trees!  (as in took out the old, grown ones and planted new, grown ones) D'oh.  It was just that the leaves had changed color and someone had lopped off the tops.  Sometimes my brain is a scary place.

However, so are other people's brains:

2. Stupidest thing I've seen recently?  Leg warmers for sale, singly. 6 euros ($8.30). For one. At the risk of sounding highly un-PC, are there really that many one-legged people out there for this sales tactic to be considered thoughtful and not just downright greedy and stupid? And before anyone suggests that mixing and matching was behind the scheme, there was only one color available.

3. ...

Er, well, I gave you bit and I gave you bob, but I can't, for the life of me, remember what else I wanted to write about. frigg helpfully laid this lapse at the foot of my aging brain.* I fully expect that I shall wake up tomorrow knowing what else I wanted to blab about.

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*How's that for mixed imagery?

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frigg
Nov. 8th, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
*is helpful*
mnfaure
Nov. 9th, 2011 12:06 pm (UTC)
That's definitely how I would describe you. :D
asakiyume
Nov. 8th, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
I remember when I noticed that they were selling bikini tops and bottoms as separates. Ostensibly this was so you could mix and match, but it was also a great way to up the price.

I like "the foot of your aging brain" very much. How are your brain's knees and elbows doing?
mnfaure
Nov. 9th, 2011 12:06 pm (UTC)
*nods* if the total of the pieces was less than/equal to what the bikini used to sell for, then yeah, nice move on their part. Otherwise, just another clever way to part a buyer from her cash.

The knees are feeling rickety; the elbows are hanging in there. :P

I thought about this comment on my bike rid this morning, and it reminded me that I the other thing I wanted to blog about was also brain-related. :D Will post now before I forget.
kmkibble75
Nov. 8th, 2011 10:54 pm (UTC)
Sell one leg warmer at a time, you get to charge twice as much per pair. It's all in the marketing. ;-)
mnfaure
Nov. 9th, 2011 12:03 pm (UTC)
Oh yes. Greedy b*st*rds. :P
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