I went to an estate sale this afternoon for the sole purpose of getting office supplies. Unfortunately, the people whose home I was raiding obviously didn't have the passion for such important matters, because there were none to be had.
But she did like those
stupid ubiquitous beanie dolls. I swear to you, there were well over 200 of them--peacocks and penquins and cats and dogs and bugs and bears, bears, bears, stuffed unceremoniously into boxes and being sold for $2 a pop. Unless they were encased alone in a very special plastic box. Then they sold for $4 a pop.
I can remember one time I went to McDonalds for breakfast and the line for the drive-thru was around the corner. It was moving pretty quickly and I wasn't in a hurry, so I waited it out. When I made my order the response to me from the electronic box was an incredulous: "You don't want a Happy Meal?" "No", I replied. "Just an Egg McMuffin, thanks."
When I got to the window, I asked about why she questioned my order. Apparently the toy in the Happy Meal, for a limited time only!, was a Ty beanie baby. And people were lined up around the corner of McDonalds to acquire it. They had just gone on sale that day.
I'm sure you'll be shocked to learn I didn't buy any. And neither did Little Missy. She bought a limited edition Barbie Doll instead. ->