Should I buy one of two? Why does ink have to be so ridiculously expensive? The florescent lights in this store are hideous. Ink is literally the tiniest amount of liquid that I have ever seen for sale. They should make printers that have have a small water source and then use powder or something cool that is cheaper and more impressive than a little plastic box of $40 food coloring. Oh – and why does there have to be an entire wall of this stuff? Do they think that by packaging tiny items in a huge boxes that we will feel better about spending hundreds of dollars on this stuff? Okay, okay, should I get one or two? When is the next time I will be back here? Do we have any left over at the house? Ugh – this place is such a money pit. Ah what the hell – I’ll get two.
I headed up to the register with my two ink cartons (which each include the four inks necessary to produce the magic that is printed sheets of whatever I decide) and hand the guy my teacher card. Of course I also bought out most of their highlighters, some awesome Martha Stewart labels and several reams of neon paper (that I couldn’t not buy). As he scanned each of my items I told myself that all of this stuff is totally worth the money because I, since I was a child, have had some sort of obsession with office supplies and buying them, for me, is like an artist buying paints or a soccer player buying, like, soccer balls? Or, those little wrist bands – I’m not really a sports person.
“Oh, and you get a free $15 iTunes gift card.”
He scanned the card and handed it to me.
“Yea, if you buy over $75 worth of ink – it was in the flyer.”
“Oh! Really? That’s, actually that’s super awesome. Uh, thanks.”
A look of bewildered happiness took over my face until I got out to the car.
And it was super awesome.
So… when in doubt, buy it.? (not sure if this will become a thing but I’m just saying that it worked out this one time…)