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Why??

Things that make you wonder why?

What happened to natural redheads? You rarely see a redhead anymore.

Why do homely people have beautiful children?

Why do beautiful people have homely children?

When was the last time you saw a kid with freckles?

Why do all cars look alike?

Why does the car stop making ratchata ratchata noise the minute you drive in the repair shop?

Why does the supermarket jack up the price of healthy low carb bread?

What happened to fireflies?

Why does your hair turn from wonky to perfect the day you have an appointment to get it styled?

Why does the Doctor weigh you fully dressed then give you the stink eye when you explain you weigh less at home?

Why is the pool at the gym empty on the day you don’t bring your suit?

Why do white slacks make your butt look like a cruise ship?

Why does the dinner entree that got rave reviews from family, turn out not to be fit for dingos when you prepare it for guests?

Why is there never a cop around on the days all the loonies are out in force?

Why do smart ass comments hide when you really need one, then show up when you are home alone?

Why is it so hard to come up with a good lie when you don’t want to accept an invitation?

Why am I ashamed to admit sometimes books on the bestseller list don’t interest me?

Why are books at the Dollar store often page-turners?

Why aren’t bodice rippers taught in tenth-grade literature classes? They would cover history, sex ed and literature.

Why does Ted Cruz sound like he snorted helium?

Why do politicians turn to crap the instant they win the election?

Books at the Dollar Store

There is nothing more depressing than new books for sale at the Dollar Store. Do I purchase them? Of course I do. It’s the SPCA for books and I feel it is my duty to rescue as many of them as possible.

Where did the books come from? Did Half Price Books demote them? What ogre decided to dump them? Were they unwanted and unread? Can you imagine how a writer must feel to have their original, hardcover, beautifully designed book wind up at the Dollar store? Is it a public service to have a book cut-rate priced in order to reach a larger audience?

The humiliation of being the last standing when teams are selecting players for dodge ball does not compare. It is even worse than having the teacher ask, “Isn’t someone going to ask Mary to be on their team?” The sting of mortification that comes from the salesperson’s suggestion that you try the Plus section of the department store is nothing when compared to having your book arrive at the Dollar Store.

I purchased Dolly Parton’s biography. She is a branding genius, so how come her tome ended up in the bargain bin? I have read some outstanding books from the Dollar Store. Not wild about the “How To Repair Your Blender” manual. The missive on training parakeets was a bit of a bore as well. If you are the author of these books, please know I did my bit to support you.

My itty-bitty book only cost a dollar. To everyone who purchased a copy, a sincere thank you. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the dollar store does not open a section for fifty-cent books.

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