A brand spankin' new Home Goods opened last week just a few minutes from our house, and my mom and I spent Friday evening wandering up and down aisle after glorious aisle of bargain priced home decor. The saying "an elephant at any price is not a bargain" ran through my mind many times Friday night. And thank heavens it did, because if not, I would have been all..."Oh, is that a gigantic ice bucket shaped like a penguin? And for only $3.99?! DON'T MIND IF I DO! Are those screen printed gorilla throw pillows really JUST $4.50? I'LL TAKE TWO! And OH MY WORD I have SO been in the market for a fairly creepy Phantom of the Opera style nutcracker for the upcoming holiday season! And at only $7.99, I'LL BE LOSING MONEY IF I DON'T BUY IT!
So just because those aforementioned items and their sub-ten dollar price tags would have fit perfectly into my budget, I didn't buy them. Because I have zero use for an ice bucket that's pretending to be a penguin, throw pillows with gorilla faces on them, and a creepy nutcracker. And, well, they were ugly.
And because, of course, an elephant at any price isn't a bargain.
What about a bulldog statue? A life size, vibrantly painted, high heeled, bulldog?
What if she has false eyelashes and a seemingly misplaced tuft of jet black hair in the middle of her forehead?
And wears not one, not two, but three sparkly, dangly, rhinestoney earrings?
At what price exactly does this bulldog become a bargain? Because right now, it's on sale at the local Home Goods for the low, low price of $69.99! Sixty! Nine! Ninety! Nine!
And I don't even know what to say about that.
P.S.-My mom and I examined this "unique" piece of "art" for about five minutes on Friday night. Trying to figure it out. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? And then we brought my sister back on Saturday. Because seriously, some things you just have to see to believe.