The Philosophers’ Stone: Redux


Imagine that.

Each of these Walmart wedges carries only one message, not three.

Photos showing the other two sides of the Philosophers' Stones

So much for the puzzle of trying to figure out the sequence. But a new puzzle emerges. Who would pay $13.97 for just one philosophical statement?

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11 Responses to The Philosophers’ Stone: Redux

  1. Tom Watson says:

    There’s lots of puzzles at Walmart.

    Not totally on topic, but yesterday I went to the nearby Walmart. One item I wanted to buy was a package of good old-fashioned, garden variety, safety razor blades. For a particular type of cutter I use. Lots of razor blades on display in the Pharmacy section, except for the type I wanted. I asked an attendant and he had no idea what I was talking about…he said he was 36 years old and had never seen what I was describing.

    I think that falls into the “C’est la vie” category from last week.

    • Marilyn Smith says:

      Tom, Maybe try Home Depot?

      • Tom Watson says:

        Who’d a thunk of going to Home Depot for razor blades? I just looked on their website. They have blades but not the old double edged safety razor blades.

        Amazon has a slew of them, but almost all are not the right size. Who’d a thunk there were numerous sizes?

        My hunt continues.
        Thanks, Marilyn.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Tom – Certainly not the “Best.Day.Ever.” category. Since it’s a tool, I’d also consider Canadian Tire. But you might need to update the infrastructure to use those newfangled blades.

  2. Tom Watson says:

    Good to know. There is a Dollar Tree in Guelph. I’ll check.
    I went to another dollar store, called “A Buck or Two Plus” but none there.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Tom – It’s amazing that in the midst of such plenty, we have trouble finding mundane things. Well, I get it – it’s the economics of usage rates and shelf space and such, but still.

  3. Tom Watson says:

    Something interesting. I just went to Dollar Tree. Here’s what I found.
    They sell a safety razor that has with it a package of 5 blades.
    The bad news is that you can’t buy packages of blades by themselves.
    The good news is the razor plus five blades is $1.25.
    So…buy the package and throw away the razor, because I don’t need it!

    Thanks for the Dollar Tree tip.

    As my mother used to say, cheap at half the price.

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