Monday, June 08, 2009

Find the Cost of Freedom

Just got off the phone with cousin Ginger in Royal Oak, Michigan. (She's not been featured here in a while.)

She was at the mall and saw a lot of people wearing "Free Palestine" t-shirts, and she got really excited and rushed to the cosmetics counter at Parisian. They gave her a blank stare when she mentioned Palestine, but they were able to give her a couple of new Sumatran avocado-pomegranate eye creme samples. She ended up buying a .08 ounce vial of Fadeaway Amazonian Botanic Essence Night Magic for $415.

They said they'd heard of Palestine but suggested that she check the cologne counter at Macy's. The clerk was a little confused at first but convinced her that the Estee Lauder gift pack with a free Ralph Lauren Father's Day sampler (a $75 value) was a better deal. She ended up spending over $579 there but appreciated that the t-shirts got her thinking about some essential products that she sometimes overlooks. She also got a great new Malian shea nut butter lip balm and organic multi-bonded nail reinforcers.

Ginger said that you don't always get what you want, but sometimes you're steered in a better direction. It reminded her of the song she used to sing when she was with Up With People "Freedom Isn't Free".

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At 5:54 AM, Blogger Salty Miss Jill said...

Cosuin Ginger is right. Glamour is expensive.

At 6:47 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Salty - She would probably say that you can't argue about the price of a necessity like glamor.

At 6:36 PM, Blogger mouse (aka kimy) said...

i can't stop laughing

At 12:26 AM, Blogger jason said...

I've been using Palestine (tm) on my under eyes and it's worked like a dream!
Of course I had to pay retail for mine.

At 7:44 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Mouse - Just don't laugh in front of Ginger.

Jason - It's a great product. I've also found that Tibet is great for puffiness in the morning. The price, of course, is as high as the Himalayas.

At 11:45 AM, Blogger Steve said...

This reminds me of a t-shirt I saw in an ad recently: "Free Tibet -- with purchase of a second Tibet of equal or greater value."

At 12:07 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Steve - Wonder if they're offering Mumiah and Leonard Peltier in a two for one pack?


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