Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Stupid Tax holds steady at 20 percent

I needed to buy glue sticks for my hot glue gun because I'm either out or they're hiding from me. (Yes, I own a hot glue gun. No, it's not a Bedazzler; those are completely different.)

The reason for this is that over the Christmas holiday, my mom decided to wash my sneakers. (Yes, my mom still washes my sneakers. You try stopping her.) After the wash, the rubber soles separated completely from the foam.

Since they were still intact, I decided to try to salvage them, just use them for workout shoes. After considering my selection of adhesives and glues, I decided to try hot glue.

I went to the craft store (Michael's), and grabbed some glue sticks before going to the gym, which is in the same complex. When I got home, I realized that I bought the wrong diameter glue sticks. (Tip: Glue sticks come in different sizes.)

Of course, I'd thrown out the receipt, so when I went to exchange them, I was hit with a 20% restocking fee (or whatever -- it's stupid tax), which worked out to about 60 cents.

Anyway, the kicker is that subsequent research suggests that hot glue probably isn't the best choice for the task.

Anyone need anything hot-glued?

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