I have a good excuse. I once again misplaced my favorite hand pruners. I ran all over the garden and they were not hiding in plain sight like they usually do. I knew that they would show up and with them my miraculously restored memory..."Oh, there they are, I remember putting them there when I was moving that daffodil".**
But, spring is springing and there is a lot of work to do. I needed to replace them and since I am addicted (another nerd red flag) to a particular hand pruner that is not available anyplace in town. I had to go to the internet (red flag).
This particular online big box store has an interesting marketing ploy. Once you place your choice in the cart, they like to tempt you with similar items that others have also bought.
Well, dangle a good looking carrot in front of me and I will bite! I can promise you that this object would never have looked attractive to me before. But, since my mom's illness, I now carry a cell phone and the house phone outside. I didn't want to lose them, too.
So I ordered the pruners and the fanny pack. I am thinking about wearing it to the garden centers. Do you think people will think I am a nerd?
** I found them after I placed the order!