Saturday, April 16, 2011
TWO CENTS WORTH OF WHITE DIAMONDS
Let me stick my two cents worth in here. It’s not every day you find a bargain, even if you go searching for one. So imagine my complete and utter surprise… when a salesclerk rang up a recent purchase I was making... and the cash register said it was only two cents. You heard me. The beautifully packaged, one fluid ounce, perfume I was buying... cost TWO CENTS. I just about died. There must be some mistake. You can’t buy much of anything for a dollar, these days, much less two cents. The price of the perfume was clearly marked on the outside of the package. It said $19. It was a fancy bottle of Elizabeth Taylor’s WHITE DIAMONDS. I regularly use ANGEL perfume, so I had never tried this type before. And with Taylor's recent death… thought getting it would be a way I could pay homage to the star. You see… she and my father shared a birthday. So... I grew up hearing all about her. Little did I know then, that one day, her highly marketed fragrance would be such a STEAL. According to the clerk, the perfume was a Christmas clearance item that miraculously hadn’t sold until I came along in April. Therefore, it had been marked down and discounted over and over again, as Wal-Mart waited for it to sell. Was I lucky or what? I don’t know what it smells like, though. I may or may not find the scent appealing or even tolerable. Admittedly, at full price it was a bit of a risk to take. But for a measly TWO CENTS… it was worth the experimentation on my part and the bragging rights. This had to be the Sale of the Century. Can you believe it? TWO CENTS.