Friday, December 14, 2012

'12/#51 Amazon, A Portal Through Time

Here at Amazon I do believe that they sell EVERYTHING! I know that I have mentioned some of the things we have picked. From electronics to toys, videos and movies, food for people and pets of all kinds...the list goes on and on. There are things we have seen that I don't want to talk about and things that I wouldn't know what to say about them. We laugh, reminisce, and sometimes are totally grossed out. I know of a couple of people working here that were offended by some of the products they have to pick. I am talking about the adult pleasure category if you know what I mean.

Then there are the things that I just can't believe are still around. I am not talking about used items that Amazon is selling for e-Bay vendors. I am talking about new, in the package, fresh from the factory products. I have seen blank and prerecorded VHS tapes and cassettes. Does anyone even have the equipment to play these things on anymore? Then there was the AM/FM Sony Walkman. Wasn't that the 80's? The other day I either picked or saw black and white, color, and Polaroid film. 35mm film at that. I guess someone hasn't heard about digital photography. Talk about a blast from the past!

Now I go back even further. Original Lincoln Logs, Erector Sets, and remember the balsa wood airplane gliders that went together in 2 minutes? You know slide the wings through the slots and throw.  But there is more. I picked plastic army men and multiclored cowboys and indians. Is that even politically correct? It brings me back to a more innocent time. We have picked more Candyland, Monopoly, Clue, Life, and Battleship games than I have seen in years. There are more favorites such as Hungry Hungry Hippos, Ants in Your Pants, Jenga, Don't Break the Ice, and recently Mouse Trap. I guess the kids these days are having some wholesome fun or the adults are just reliving their childhoods. Mary was all excited when she found original Gumby and Pokey characters. And what would family game night be without some popcorn. I have picked enough Presto Hot Air Popcorn Poppers to run a movie theater. The last one of these I owned was in 1987 and I bought it at a garage sale. So much for microwave popcorn.

Anyway, we just found out that our last day will be Saturday December 22nd. We should be on the road Sunday and in sunny and much warmer Florida by Christmas. With a couple of stops planned we should be back in Pinellas County before New Years Eve. So with 7 more days to work(but who is counting) we will say good night to everyone from our home in Kentucky because....

Home is where we park it,
Frank & Mary

1 comment:

  1. it will be so good to see you two again! Guessing no luck in finding a new truck while in Kentucky. Sure there's not lots of extra time after 12 hour days to scour horse farms to see if anyone has one for sale....
    Be safe in your travels.