What a full and interesting day I've had...
We didn't go to the morning service at church - our church repeats the morning service in the evening, so tonight we decided to try it out. I slept in until 9:30 this morning instead. A glorious and lovely way to spend a Sunday morning, if you ask me.
I had loads of errands I wanted to run this afternoon. One included stopping by a "Craft Fair" where a friend of mine was selling scrapbook products. Now, several years ago I used to attend these "fairs" regularly, enjoying the wide array of handcrafted goods. Well, either my taste has changed, or the wares have - but either way - I cannot believe how much crap I saw for sale today. The popular items this year (meaning I saw them for sale at every other booth) were little crocheted dish scrubbies, beaded bracelets and necklaces, hand knitted scarves, and soy candles. Some of these were pretty - but certainly nothing I could not take the time to make on my own. Then there were the, shall we say, unique items. Those little goodies where you either say "Why didn't I think of that?" or "What the heck?" Most are not worth mentioning. But one, for sure, was the stand-out "You've GOT to be freakin' kidding" item of the day.
One booth was selling slippers. Fluffy, white slippers. From the signage, I knew there had to be something special about them. These weren't your ordinary slippers, I could tell. I stood there for a full minute, reading the sign. I can't remember what they were called exactly - something like "cloud slippers" or something ridiculous like that. The sales pitch was - you put them on and then you can dust all your hard floor surfaces - then just take them off and throw them away - sort of like a Swiffer for your feet. I'll admit - at first they sort of caught my eye and I was drawn to them, but in a strange, sort of uncomfortable way. Like when you see someone you know, but you can't place them because they're out of context. You know - you see the librarian at the grocery store and it takes you a minute to figure out where you know her from. That's what it was like with the slippers. Like - "Hmm... something about those looks familiar... "
And then it hit me.
These weren't your ordinary slippers.
You read that right.
I still can't believe it. If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I'd have a hard time swallowing it. But I swear, someone was truly marketing these disturbing little treats for the feet.
If ever there was a day I wish I'd put my camera in my purse, it's today.
Then I could prove it to you.
I'm pretty sure I've gone to my last craft fair.