17 Jun

So today at Walgreens, they had some pretty surprising things.  Like a “power washer” that attaches to the end of a garden hose.  It’s one of those “As Seen on TV” products that I apparently haven’t seen the infomercial for.  But who would go to Walgreens looking for that?

There were also some CDs available for purchase.  Not the widest selection though.  Adam Lambert’s album, the most recent Carrie Underwood album, and Susan Boyle’s album were all available.  Does Simon Fuller do their ordering or something?  There were also three Michael Jackson CDs: Off the Wall, Bad, and something else.  And they were just lying down on a shelf near the ground under the batteries.  Sort of strange.

At this particular Walgreens, I noticed that incontinence items and protein bars were right next to each other.  And they’re small stores; I understand that unlikely items will be shelved together, but some of them are extra weird.  Like the eye care and incontinence aisle I mentioned last week.  Or maybe it’s just that incontinence doesn’t really go with anything else.  It’ll be weird wherever it is.  And it’s not like they stock enough of it to warrant its very own aisle.  I wonder if in some places they do.  Like Sun City, AZ.  Do you suppose they have a whole incontinence aisle there?

I took a stroll down the toy aisle, too.  Because that was my favorite aisle as a kid.  But that’s obvious I suppose.  It would’ve been very strange if the eye care and incontinence aisle was a six year-old girl’s favorite.  Anyway, in the toy aisle I saw this toy called Harumika.  It’s amazing.  It’s like these tiny little dress forms – maybe 6 inches tall – and they come with several little tiny scraps of fabric.  And the little girl (or boy) drapes* a garment of her own design on the tiny little dress form.  They also come with little doodads so the kids (or 31 year-old women) get to accessorize their tiny outfit.  Super cool toy.  And the company has to be making a fortune, because the little dress forms can’t cost much and I imagine they’re paying next to nothing for the scraps of fabric swept off the floors of some garment factories somewhere.

So you can design a cocktail dress from stuff bought at Walgreens, too!

And that’s what’s going on at a Walgreens near me.


* The miniature clothes aren’t really draped.  From what I gathered from the video content on the Harumika website, the fabric is shoved into a little slot on the back of the dress form.


5 Responses to “Stuff!”

  1. roy June 17, 2010 at 12:40 pm #

    You should try to find one of those bullet key chains that doubles as a lighter.

    • mandymcadoo June 17, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

      well, if there’s one thing I need in this life, a bullet key chain/lighter is it.

  2. Your brother June 18, 2010 at 4:52 pm #

    Actually, it does make sense to have eye care and incontinence stuff together. Don’t believe me? Drink some eye drops.

  3. Perrin June 20, 2010 at 10:53 pm #

    One of the things I like best about Walgreens is finding random “as seen on TV” products. Would you have found a power washer at CVS? I don’t think so.

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