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#1 posted 645 days ago

Hey, I want to make an observation that some of you bargain-hunters may already know: At our local Habitat Re-Store, there is a huge display of miscellaneous screws, bolts, hardware etc, packed in those blister paks, originally meant to hang from peg-hook retailing. These are dumped into one BIG pile, and I could be all by myself rummaging thru the pile, tossing a pak or two into my basket. People from all over the store will come stampeding toward me, all of them desperately grabbing at the things I’m looking at. This stuff has been there for months, there’s nothing new in the pile, but people seem to think that if I’m buying a handful of items, they gotta have them too. As soon as I walk away, so do they… Just weird. Ever notice the psychological motivations behind some shoppers? I’m amused by it! Sometimes I’ll remark to one of these shoppers, “These are $49 at Lee Valley!!!” and show them a pak of 4 cheezy brass-colored cup hooks..

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!


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