How do you feel about the Dollar Store? I have mixed feelings about it. Our small town has a new one and we love finding household items and snacks there at a great price. Hubs and I stop in about once a week on our way to the main grocery store for everything else.
In fact we go so often that the cashier always greets us with a smile and we chit-chat a bit about the weather, our work schedules etc. But I am wondering if maybe we are getting a little too chummy with her. At least I am pretty sure that is what she is thinking after a recent visit......
Cashier, as she rang up the sunhat we bought for me: Cute hat, good for all this sunshine.
Hubs: I don't go out it in at all, burn too easily.
Cashier: Yeah that pasty white skin.
Hubs mutters as he runs his card through the ATM: Wow, I've been called "white" but never "pasty"!!
Poor Cashier turns completely red!!: Oh I'm so sorry, I didn't mean....oh I am so sorry!
That nice lady will probably hide in the back the next time we walk in.
So anyway, 99Cent stores and Dollar stores; what do you think of them? I have found them to be great places to find a genuine deal once in a while, like the TOPSY TURVEY TOMATO things we got there. BUT, you have to be careful about many of the items.
For instance, take a look at the dish soap label above. I mean, how many exaggerated adjectives does one bottle of dish soap need? I simply wanted a liquid soap that would cut grease, so I bought this lovely bottle of orange TOTALLY AWESOME ULTRA DELUXE Citrus soap.
The name alone should have been my red flag. A few days later I reached for the soap to wash butter off my hands while preparing dinner. A couple squirts of this Totally Awesome Ultra Deluxe soap on my hands made them feel even greasier than before. The more I tried to lather my hands, the more slimy and greasy they became! So gross. I had to ruin a dish towel to get the butter AND soap off.
Hmm, maybe this stuff would make a good sunscreen for my pasty white husband?
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