Clearly, a lot of work went into this. Not necessarily a lot of thought, but a lot of work.
…and it doesn’t even keep the right time. Do you know when I took this? Two-thirty. Two-thirty! Seriously, at least the Savers staff could, I don’t know, wind it every day or so, at least make the effort. Or uncork it and add some more pellets, maybe they’re running out.
Not a horror, just…large and dumb, really. A classic “gift,” in that you’d never get one for yourself. You’re not even likely to have one on your wish list. In fact, you’re so unlikely to want one of these that you might, on your special list of your secret inmost wants, specifically call out “large fake clock filled with beads, to be donated to Goodwill and not to be placed on any level surface in my house, on pain of immediate regifting.”
Every year I see at least one or two new “Make it yourself this Christmas!” books. And then I go to my friendly neighborhood thrift store, and realize why, no, you really shouldn’t. It’s the thought that counts, and this time it only counted to four.
Savers on Burnet and North Loop, Austin. Why are we on Christmas already?