Overpriced Desk Chairs

 

 

I went on this website for some deck chairs.


They had this nothing of a chair called the Harborside for almost $500. I was looking for 2 chairs, so that would’ve been a whooping $1,000 almost.

After a while on their web page, a chat box came up asking if I needed any help. 


It was funny because the guys name was Jake, as in the commercial, “Hi, this is Jake from State Farm!”


Anyway, I must’ve been annoyed at their ridiculous prices and I had this farce of a dialogue with Jake. 


Jake: Hello, We see you are checking out.  Can we help in any way?


Me: trying to download a 25% off coupon…can you assist?


Jake: We don’t have any coupons or discount codes. 


Me: Just overpriced then.  {smiley}


Me: Why do you charge so much for such cheap merchandise?


Jake: It’s grade A teak which is the highest quality grade you buy but go on.


Me: It’s a tree! Why should I pay $1000 for 2 small desk chairs.  There is plenty of tweak in the forest for free!


Me:  Can you explain?


Jake: *Teak. You’re more than welcome to grow your own forest and make these but you’ll have to move to a warmer climate. You can educate yourself better with our guide here [and he attached a link]. 


Me: Hmmm. Would you pay $1000 for thee little wooden chairs. 


Me: Also, I’m pretty educated.  TY


Jake: Yes, I have 4 on [my grandmother’s porch]


Me: You didn’t pay $2000 for 4 chairs for your grandmother’s porch.  NO WAY!  I bet you got a big employee discount. 


At which point, the chat box quickly bleeped off the screen!


Jake from State Farm…you didn’t really buy 4 chairs for your grandmother for $2000 did you???  😉


(Credit Photos: Andy Blumenthal)

Parachute Running

This is a cool new hot activity.


Sprinting with a parachute on for added resistance.


Add in the hot, humid, summer sun burning down.


And you have yourself a decent exercise routine going on.

Hurry up and slow down. 


You run yes, but the parachute says no.


Go! go!! go!!!


You’re almost over the finish line. 😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Helping The Elderly

Thought this was an incredibly beautiful photo.


Someone playing ball with an elderly lady in a wheelchair! 


Too often, I think we forget or neglect the older, disabled, and disadvantaged population.


These were once the people who cared for us! 


As we grow older, life can get so much harder in terms of health, disability, finances, and even loneliness.


It is so important to show compassion, kindness, and care for the people who need us, and not to forget anyone along the journey of life!  😉

Peace To All Mankind!

Today is Tisha B’Av.


It’s a solemn day on the Jewish calendar when we commemorate so many terrible events that happened in our history.


We have to remember the lows, but also pray for G-d to bring us ever back to the highs.


Peace, health, prosperity, and happiness.


It all comes from the One Above! 


May G-d have mercy on us and bestow only blessings for good times to come. 😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

It’s Good To Know What You’re Eating

Who knew what all these parts of the cow were called when we’re in the butcher shop or supermarket?

Rump

Chuck

Shank

Prime Rib

Short Rib

Rib Eye

Tenderloin

Sirloin

I guess we don’t waste much in a dog eat dog world!

The poor cow is tasty to eat, but what did she do to any of us? 😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Wow, Not Bad For A Toy

A toy is a toy and this one really is, but a Porsche is not a toy! 


Design is an art, whether for cars, homes, fashion, and more. 


Those that get design right make things not only functional, but incredibly beautiful. 


And when function and design come together in perfect harmony that is no toy! 😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Planning Ha Ha

Man Plans and G-d Laughs!

So in retrospect, in 2015, not a single person got the answer right to ‘where do you se yourself 5 years from now?’


Where you gonna be in 2020?


Stuck at home for almost the entire year!


But you are a fortune teller and are so smart you should’ve rolled your dice in the ever exploding  bubble of a stock market.


Oh, that’s right, you did!  😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Even Dogs Wear Masks

Even Sophie the dog wears a mask against Coronavirus.


– If giver doesn’t wear mask and receiver does – 70% chance of transmission


– If giver wears mask and receiver doesn’t – 5% chance of transmission


– If giver wears mask and receiver wears mask – 1.5% chance of transmission


That’s doggie good statistics to avoid the Coronavirus plague.


People can learn just like dogs.  😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

My Blue Thumb

Oops! I goofed watering the plants this week. 


I got a new spray bottle from Home Depot and I put the Fantastic cleaner it in. 


Thinking about the new bottle, I accidentally picked it up to water the plants. 


I sprayed the cactus and immediately realized what I had done!


Oh sh*t! I just poisoned my cactus. So quickly, I poured water in to try to dilute it. 


I thought to myself how the plant would react and I imagined how a person would react if they drank Fantastic. 


Sure enough within a couple of days the cactus was reeling. 


But I think a person could probably recover if it wasn’t too much, so I’m hoping the cactus will too. 😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)