Sunday, August 5, 2007

Bargains at the Goodwill

Yesterday I stopped at a church rummage sale and found something called the "Electric Chicken Bucket" made by the Wear Ever company. It is a pressure fryer. I couldn't resist it for $3. Apparently there is some market for these because they are no longer made. Apparently they are no longer made because people got hurt using them. 450 degree pressurized oil? I guess there would be some danger there. I don't intend to cook chicken in it, that's all I'm saying.

Today, I visited the Goodwill on my trip out of the house to avoid solitude delerium. It was also nice to get in the air conditioning for a little while. At the Goodwill I found another $3 treasure. It's the "Billie Jean King Serves You Right!" It is electric and hurls tennis balls at you for practicing. I don't play tennis, and that's all I'm saying about that.

As I carried the "Serves You Right" through the store a man asked me what it was, and I told him. He reminded me of the father in Big Fat Greek Wedding. He segued the discussion about the device, to the fact that I am young and I should have someone to play with, and then onto the topic of marriage. It ended with a few pearls of real wisdom. When choosing a wife or husband, you should not choose one that you will be scared of them leaving. You should choose one who is scared that you will leave. And since I am in my 40's, I may have a 15 year old child when I am 60, and they might resent me. I guess they would resent that I am so old?

Yeah, I think I'm skipping the kids altogether so there will be no possibility of resentment. And I kinda think it's possible to have a relationship where neither party is scared of the other leaving. I think that might work really well!


Jaime said...

That's interesting that he chose to pass on those particular pearls to you considering your stance on marriage and offspring... why not,

'Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.'


'There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."??'

Those pearls are courtesy of the comedian Dave Barry. Maybe it was Providence working through the old Greek man? hehe. :D

Edward said...

If Providence, then God is more messed up than I thought!

Anonymous said...

Don't be too afraid of the chicken bucket- they make great chicken. However, the manual is pretty important. In fact, there is a market for copies of the manual. Did your model happen to include the manual?

Edward said...

My chicken bucket had no manual. I found that you are right about there being a market for the manual. I tried to find one online and from wear-ever when I first got the chicken bucket. No luck. I would think that someone would have scanned theirs and put it up somewhere on the net.