The other day, I went out for dinner and browsing with a friend. (That’s what you do when your husband is a starving resident. You have a cheap burrito at Qdoba and then you go shopping-without-your-credit-cards. That’s a low cost & fun way to kill four childfree hours, my friends.) We went to HomeGoods – do you have these where you live? I believe it’s a TJ Maxx sister (why are stores called “sister stores?” Why not “brother stores?” I’m fighting for gender equality!) sibling store. They have all sorts of home decorating and furnishing things – legitimate items like chairs, dishes, and bedding, plus weird things like enormous washtubs labeled “100% Organic” and faux-iron old-fashioned bicycles. We spent two hours going through every aisle and laughing at a lot of the things they’re trying to sell.
Seriously? Who buys these? Please explain this to me – if you want something disposable (and for pete’s sake, would it have killed them to call it “recyclable?”) why not use a regular notepad? If you simply hafta, hafta, have to have a clipboard, why then throw it away?
This makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time. How ridiculous are we, as a society in general, that some company (multiple companies, actually – I found several when I googled it this morning) decided to mass produce & market a disposable clipboard?