No matter occurred to high quality? – Claiborne Progress

No matter occurred to high quality? – Claiborne Progress

No matter occurred to high quality?

Revealed 12:10 pm Wednesday, November 22, 2023

By Jack Godbey

Contributing Columnist

Is it simply me, or is it getting more durable to discover a quality-made product. I’ve at all times subscribed to the concept you get what you pay for. Nevertheless, nowadays it appears I’m paying premium costs for dollar-store high quality. For instance, I got here in from doing yard work and was hungrier than a bear. I got here roaring by way of the home pushing any obstacles out of my strategy to the kitchen and stepping on the cat’s tail within the course of, which jogged my memory to clip the cat’s nails. I yanked open the fridge door and the deal with got here off in my hand. My mother and father had a fridge that lasted over 20 years. Now, this costly fancy mannequin that I’ve that does all the things besides butters my toast actually comes aside in my hand. A lot for high quality.

My smoke detector started to beep two weeks in the past and was driving me loopy. I first thought it was a cricket. Nevertheless, after looking out the home over, I made up my mind that the wrongdoer was my smoke detector. I went to the shop to buy batteries. Once I noticed how a lot they value, I regarded like Fred Sanford standing in the course of Walmart holding my coronary heart and telling Elizabeth I used to be coming house to her. I wasn’t attempting to speculate my total financial savings account in batteries. I simply wished that annoying chirping sound to go away. I bit the bullet and bought the batteries. Two days later, you guessed it; the smoke detector was chirping once more. Now, as a substitute of batteries, I’ve to buy a brand new smoke detector as a result of that one might have been smashed with a hammer.

I’m the sort of man who finds one thing that I like, and I keep it up. I purchased a coat at JCPenney someday round 2001 and it’s been with me each winter since. Positive, the zipper sticks, and it might have a stain or two on the entrance from a taco expertise that went horribly fallacious however nonetheless, it’s a well-made coat and I refused to half with it. My spouse drew the road and stated it was time to go coat buying. She pried my fingers from my previous coat whereas convincing me that all the things could be high quality. It appears that evidently issues have modified a bit within the coat world since 2001. They appear to need me to money in my financial savings bonds to afford a coat that appears like one thing Pee Wee Herman would put on.

Is it doable to discover a coat that’s like me, low cost however powerful as nails? It appears the reply is a tough no. So, with no different choices, we buy the Pee Wee Herman coat, as my spouse says that it appears to be like nice on me. I take it house and the primary time I put on it, the zipper busted large open. I wish to suppose that had extra to do with the poor high quality of the coat and fewer about my dependancy to Snickers. I shortly ran to the closet and dug out my previous coat out and put it on for an ideal reunion.

If you happen to see me out make sure you say hi there. I’ll be the man carrying the taco-stained coat with my spouse pretending she doesn’t know me.

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