Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Remains of the Case

Opportunity knocks! And it's got a case full of old rags. Without even one cent cost to you.

Well, they call them suit samples. But you know what that means: bits of old raggedy cloth. That is why they don't want even one penny for this job lot of bits off the factory floor. Bits of overcoats and suits! All free today, just like the lollipop man says in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang just before he lures the kids into a dungeon by promising them loads of candy, no strings attached. Duh, there are always, always strings attached!

Still, if you act now, you can be just as happy as the ad guy is. And he sure is happy, is he not? You can make up to $30 a day showing these little bits of cloth to your friends. That includes the possibility of making $0 a day, too.

Oh, your friends will love this. Really, they will. They are a stylish bunch, your friends. They will love "last-minute stylings." That sounds like what you throw on in desperation because you're late for work. It also sounds a lot like my fashion credo most days.

Perhaps these are magical cloth remnants. Once your friends get a good look at them, they will be hypnotized - or as the ad puts it "THEY ORDER!"

Can I get them to do other things, too? Because if so, I definitely want the sample case.

12 comments:

JD at I Do Things said...

It's soooo worth it for the sample case! Who cares about magical remnants?

HumorSmith said...

The "customers" can use the samples to make a nice lawsuit.

Lidian said...

JD - I really would like a retro sample case!

HumorSmith - And it will be custom-tailored, too.

Tori Lennox said...

Have you ever noticed just how many of these ads come from Chicago? What's up with that?

Lidian said...

Hi Tori! You posted just as I was answering comments...That's true, I'm not sure what's up with Chicago. maybe we ought to ask Sharon over at Chicago History, she will probably know!

Alterity said...

Oh, but folks...imagine what you could do with those scraps of fabric......crazy quilting, wads of fabric to stuff drafty holes in your walls, sew them all together to make clever little cleanup-rags....

hey...does anyone still offer these little sample cases anymore....
oh, yea....you can't get anything for free anymore except a chuckle!

http://alterityart.blogspot.com

Diesel said...

$30 a day you say?

Lidian said...

Alterity - That's true, there are some crafting opportunities lurking here.

Diesel - That's what I am hearing. UP to $30 a day!

Bill said...

Yeah...THEY ORDER, alright.
They ORDER you to leave their premises and get a real job.

Still, you could make suits for your daughter's Ken doll.

Lidian said...

Bill - Yes, Ken would benefit, perhaps. Only there are no Barbies here - and when there were, the only ones who liked them were our cats, who carried the Barbie heads in their mouths, which was a bit disturbing.

Hairball said...

I think the man in the man looks happy because he's drunk as a skunk. I'd drink too if my job was toting around a suitcase of rags!

Lidian said...

Hairball - I guess there's room for a whiskey bottle in there, too. It would probably help some, as you say.