My Mom buys tons of stuff from teleshopping. In the last 2 years she bought a foam pillow, this mop, some Spanx-like underwear thingies, a “magic” frying/roasting/steaming pan, a set of stainless steel pots and pans, and that’s just what I remember from our long conversations.
Last weekend she dropped another bomb on me! She said she’s really tempted by a set of iridium tip fountain pens. That would’ve been fine, except she hasn’t used a fountain pen in maybe 20 years. Let’s face it, who uses them anymore in this world of BICs and Papermates?
When I told her Mom, do you know how much trouble it is to put ink into a fountain pen, do you know the ordeal you’re going to put yourself through? you know what she said? She said ‘Yes, I know. But do you know that these pens have iridium nibs? and… AND! THEY CAN CUT THROUGH METAL!’.
That was what my Mom, the physician, said. She needs a pen that can cut through metal. Because maybe she plans on carving the prescriptions for her patients in soda cans.
This whole thing seemed so familiar as I went over it in my head. Then it hit me: the Ginsu knife!