I would like you to guess what this thingamabob is.
I will give you one clue. It cost $100.
Here’s your final hint. It’s a dead giveaway if you ask me.
You may be questioning how something like this could cost so much. Especially when you consider the gadget is little more than a paperclip stuck on the end of a disposable razor.
Your boyfriend goes into the local kitchen store to get you a Christmas present. A french butter dish to be exact. He pays for the butter dish, as he’s leaving he notices the grape peeler by the cash register. Feeling around in his pockets he realizes he doesn’t have any cash money to pay for the 0.99 ¢ grape peeler. He also doesn’t feel right about using his bank card to make a $1 purchase, so he makes a mental note to come back for the grape peeler when he has some cash.
Being true to his mental word, and the best present buyer ever, he returns to the store to buy the grape peeler as a stocking stuffer for me. He walks directly to the cash, places his fingers on the grape peeler and then it happens. A flash of a kaleidoscope of colours and then everything goes blank.
On December 19th, 2010, my boyfriend got sucked into the kitchen store vortex.
Those who saw him that day say he was no longer in control of himself. His body was a complete blur as he flew from rack to rack grabbing every fun thing in sight. From what I hear from the locals, at one point he even barked like a dog.
It wasn’t until he returned home and woke from a nap that he realized he had also bought a kitchy measuring cup, an icecube tray in the shape of dentures, a set of magnets based on iPhone icons, a coffee mug, a fancy orange flavoured chocolate, another ice cube tray in the shape of a skull and crossbones, and a cast iron mortar and pestle. And the grape peeler.
The $100 thingamabob. The grape peeler. Available at a kitchen gadget store near you.
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