September 13, 2008


First of all: Happy Belated Birthday to my nephew Jack!  September is just chock-full of birthdays, and we have terrible memories!

*sigh*  Lloyd has a problem.  Can someone please tell him that even if something is dirt cheap, if you don’t need it it is not a bargain.  We went to another surplus auction and I walked around with him at the beginning to look at the stuff.  We stopped at these two giant machines with rollers.

Lloyd: Hey! We had these at Metromail! (a college job where they packed junk mail) They’re for bundling things.  You put something in here and it automatically wraps it in strapping tape.
Lauren: I’m hungry.
Lloyd: I wonder if they work?
Lauren: I’m bored.
Lloyd: These are cool!
Lauren: I’m leaving.

I came back from shopping a couple of hours later to see this.

Two auction buddies.
Naturally I assumed that Lloyd was helping this guy learn how to use the guy’s new bundling machine. That Lloyd – so helpful. Then he turned around, saw me, and grinned a ‘you’re gonna kill me’ grin.

Lloyd: They were just two-fifty!
Lauren: I’m leaving.

Does anyone need Lloyd bundled and shipped to their house? I can do it automatically.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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17 Responses to “YOU DO NOT NEED THAT.”

  1. Kitt Said on:

    Um. What’s he planning to bundle?


    • Lloyd Said on:

      I’m glad you asked. Lauren didn’t even bother to do that. Now, normally, these machines have a huge roll of that thin yellow strapping plastic. But what if I took that out and replaced it with a huge roll of bacon! Think of it. At the touch of a button you could have anything wrapped in bacon. Burgers. Cookies. Yams. Best. Idea. Ever.


  2. Brad Said on:

    Maybe you could reconfigure it into a bed. A bed that automatically tucks you in. That sounds AWESOME! Put it in my room. But leave a box cutter on the nightstand so I can get up in the morning.


  3. Deborah Said on:

    Two dollars and fifty cents or $250?


  4. Karla Said on:

    Arron thinks you should bundle stacks of homework that you check during the weekend. Or bundle all your money. Either one.


  5. Gretchen Said on:

    I feel your pain. My husband also went to an auction, also spent $2 but he got a framed photograph of Nike Zeus missiles. (nothing to do with shoes. I’m talking about large weapons.) At least it takes a bit less space in our home, but I don’t think I will be hanging that on a wall anytime soon. What is the attraction of auctions?


  6. Beth Marshall Said on:

    Wow! Lloyd and Chris are alot alike.


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