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I Am In Shock Forever!

Updated on May 2, 2015

Dear Reader,

Don't be scared for me. The shock is mild. And it also makes me laugh, in a grim sort of way. Has something dyer happened to the intelligence of the human race?

I was thinking on the hot weather to come and recalling that if the air conditioner fails to cool me enough I can place ice cubes in a foot bath and cool off via my cooled blood running through my arteries in my feet in the cold water. But that is not the cause of my shock.

Because a lot of soon-to-be hot people don't know they can cool off this way this summer I thought I might turn a nice buck by selling simple plastic foot baths and ice cube trays at eBay if I tell them how to cool off with them at the point of sale. Why not, I mused, and went to a whole seller's massive web site to price those items in bulk. Guess what these dim wits want for one unit of the foot bath pictured below? Read the caption. They want $68.07!

 US $62.73 - 68.07
US $62.73 - 68.07

Have people lost their minds or what? I can get a mop bucket, or better yet a cat box, for two dollars at Family Dollar! And they want at least $62.73.

That's why I am IN SHOCK,

Terry Chestnutt

P.S. Please tell me it is them and not me!


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    • Wrath Warbone profile image

      Terry Chestnutt 2 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      That's right, chuck but this one is really a shocker! Thanks.

    • chuckandus6 profile image

      Nichol marie 2 years ago from The Country-Side

      Very funny and true,how some things will sell that are way.overpriced and.can be.made simple and cheap.

      Voted Up

    • Wrath Warbone profile image

      Terry Chestnutt 2 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Outside "the box!' That's a good one. Thanks, Deborah.

    • Deborah Demander profile image

      Deborah Demander 2 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Well. Apparently they are profiting from the people who don't think outside the box!

      It is definitely them, and not you.