So, there it was… On one of my regular rounds of the various thrift stores I spotted it… Just sitting there… unassuming… surrounded by detrius of various decorating schemes gone awry… It had been waiting for me…
Without hesitation I scooped it up. It was only $1.49. It needed to come home with me.
Well, that is one of the eternal questions, isn’t it?
Because it looks cool, of course.
Do I really need to cover my tissues? No.
Truth be told, I really don’t even really use tissues. But, once I owned this beauty I had to go buy some. The ones in those smaller boxes, that are more expensive than the larger boxes, so they would fit. It was after I owned six boxes of them (all packaged together) that I realized you apparently take them out of the box to put in the tissue holder. So, I could have just bought one larger box and taken half of them out. Lesson learned. Although, the six boxes I already own may last me another decade or so.
Pity I didn’t know how they went into the tissue holder.
Why did I not know?
Because I wasn’t alive when this little jewel was in popular usage.
The bigger question might be why I’m continually attracted to things that were popular in the 30s, 40s and 50s, when I wasn’t even on the planet.
I don’t have an answer for that, but I know this is cool. Enough said.