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Sei'taer
08-20-2008, 09:55 PM
This came from one of my favorite blogs. I thought it was hilarious because when I was working part time at Home Depot we used to make fun of people like this. There are a ton of people like this too (I even do it sometimes). Just wanted to share.

I spent some time playing with my camera, an awesome Nikon D70 that I received as a gift from my father-in-law. It's the sort of thing I've always wanted but never thought I would spend money on mostly because of the Schaad Prime Directive, which says we can only buy the second least-expensive type of anything. (For example, let's say that the Schaads need a garden hose. Now, most families would probably spend time researching garden hoses in order to find a quality brand that is a good value and will last a long time, maybe never needing to be replaced. Not us. We will go right to Lowe's and find the least expensive garden hose, which is probably $9.96 and made in the Ukraine by cave gnomes, and then cleverly buy the hose that is slightly more expensive ($9.98). We realize that if we buy the least expensive hose it will be our fault when it unravels like three hundred-year-old yarn. But if the second least-expensive hose unravels like three hundred-year-old yarn well, then we'll be properly outraged.)

Gilshalos Sedai
08-21-2008, 07:21 AM
Too funny!

tanaww
08-21-2008, 07:29 AM
And too true. I can neither confirm nor deny that I've done the same thing.

Davian93
08-21-2008, 08:21 AM
I thought the point was to get the 2nd MOST expensive one so you'd still have a really good one but not at the highest price.

Realnow
08-21-2008, 08:28 AM
I think for a lot of people its more that you don't want to feel cheap; but you know the cheap item you purchased is going to piss you off, so buying a slightly more expensive one will relieve your own guilt in the matter.

Ivhon
08-21-2008, 08:52 AM
I buy the heaviest.

Mort
08-21-2008, 09:06 AM
I buy the heaviest.

Here is your iron clad belt Sir, may I interest you in some of our cement t-shirts as well?

Ivhon
08-21-2008, 09:10 AM
Here is your iron clad belt Sir, may I interest you in some of our cement t-shirts as well?

Damn skippy! That stuff is quality - just feel that heft!

Brita
08-21-2008, 10:36 AM
Sei- that is so funny!

Terez
08-21-2008, 10:37 AM
Apparently Brita can't read either. :)

Brita
08-21-2008, 10:40 AM
Terez- I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about :)

Davian93
08-21-2008, 10:41 AM
Brita, Seitaer posted the thread...not Pops. ;)

Brita
08-21-2008, 10:51 AM
I know Dav- look at my post ;) I was being sneaky. Obviously a little too sneaky.

Davian93
08-21-2008, 11:07 AM
Ahh...the usefulness of the edit tool.

Terez
08-21-2008, 11:08 AM
You'll have to be quicker in the future, Brita. ;)

Davian93
08-21-2008, 11:09 AM
I knew I should have quoted her...can't prove it now...

Terez
08-21-2008, 11:11 AM
Quotes aren't proof of anything. What?

Brita
08-21-2008, 11:13 AM
I knew I should have quoted her...can't prove it now...

That's right- I'll deny everything.

Matoyak
08-21-2008, 12:43 PM
Quotes aren't proof of anything.
This coming from a quotemistress?

Terez
08-21-2008, 01:16 PM
This coming from a quotemistress?
Different sort of quote there, darlin. ;) Everyone can go get their book and check to see if RJ actually said that...