I recently went off the reservation my diet, and received a lovely parting gift for doing so.
I took my title from an old Gillette TV commercial – Look Sharp – Feel Sharp – Be Sharp. I used to see them as a kid, when we watched boxing, wrestling or hockey. I don’t know how old the ad in the YouTube video is, but they’re offering 20 tempered steel razor blades for 98¢, in a metal safety dispenser, with a built-in disposal compartment. And if you buy right now, they’ll throw in a 35¢ tube of shave cream for free.
When I used to take the wife and daughter to the podiatrist, I got to sit in the waiting room, read a newspaper, solve a crossword puzzle. Mr. COVID 19 won’t let me do that now. I drop them off, and have a half-an-hour to wait. I reward myself by driving a mile to a French fry wagon. Two visits ago, I had their Nacho fries. Last visit, I had poutine (above). This last time I ordered their plain, crispy fries.
On a shelf below the order window, I noticed, what appeared to be a military dog-tag. I picked it up and turned it over, to discover that it was a tiny folding pocket knife. I published a post about the Leftovers knives that I possess, and later, made Hash with the ones that remained. This is how I got some of them – I LOOK – SHARP!
When I showed it to the son, he dismissed it, saying that he could buy a package of three for $5.00. The maker’s name, Bőker, is etched on the blade. When I went to their website, I discovered that they call it (surprisingly) a dog-tag knife. It is high-quality, and the retail price is $56.00 US, delivery extra. I felt sorry for whoever had inadvertently left it behind, and almost left it there myself, before realizing that, if I didn’t pick it up, eventually, someone other than the owner would.
So, I have this lovely ladies’ purse knife, suitable as a seatbelt cutter, letter or package-opener. What am I bid?? Offers must include the cost of shipping…. Or – I could use it as a prize in an online contest. Guess how many marbles Archon has lost this month. 😕 😯
If you look sharp, there’ll be more of this edgy prose soon. Slice through all those distractions, and come for a visit. 😀