10 Things You Don't Need
Sometimes I have the urge to buy something, anything. I get this craving to go and spend my money and feel the adrenaline rush of finding something that others don't have and imagining how cool everyone will think I am once I show them what I found. Do you ever get like that?
I am thinking lots of people do as I really don't have another explanation for why certain things get bought. They don't really have any practical purpose. I know that people sometimes call this stuff "novelty items", but as soon as the novelty wears off, what do you have?
If you are rich or have money you have the compulsion to spend, these are my picks this week for the top 10 things you don't need, but may feel compelled to buy anyway:
10. Fake Silk Marijuana Plants
I know what a marijuana plant would be useful for, but what it the purpose of marijuana if you can't smell and smoke it? What good is pot in a pot, if you can't inhale?
"Our 4 foot plants are large enough to fit nicely and noticeably into a vacant corner. They will provide color and vibrancy that is needed in every living and working environment. The 4 foot silk marijuana plant comes with 4 realistic looking buds, an attractive basket container, and moss to cover the base of the marijuana plant."
9. Angel Snots
Why would you ever buy snots? Even if they were heaven sent? I really don't know of a good use for snots, other than for the tissue industry. So who needs scented snots?
"In our busy world it's easy to forget that miracles really do happen. With its lovely scent and comforting texture, Angel Snot is a heavenly reminder of the magic at work in our everyday lives. We say "Bless You" when someone sneezes because medieval folk believed a sneeze was the soul escaping the body. Clearly, there is a strong connection between nasal mucus and the miraculous power of heaven's messengers. This beautiful jasmine-scented pearlescent [sic] substance is both sacred and fun to play with. Squish it, bounce it, stretch it -- just don't wipe it on the back of the couch."
8. Ceramic Smoking Baby
Some items are good joke items in that they make you laugh. I just don't get the concept of why anyone would need or want a fake ceramic baby that smokes. Does anyone ever crave seeing a baby smoking?
"Of all the things that shouldn't smoke, babies are at the top of the list...Ceramic babies smoking, on the other hand, are strangely appealing. ..Each infant comes with a pack of ten Li'l Smokes and has another one in its mouth, ready to light up and puff."
7. Garbage Packed in a Vacuum Sealed Lucite Cube
Garbage is umm, garbage. Basically stuff that you are trying to dispose of from you life. So why do you need to package it up into a clear container to clutter up your shelves with?
Do you need more garbage in your life? And are you willing to pay for it?