Can you imagine a store with bargain-basement prices selling merchandise made of inferior quality? Yet there are throngs of people lining up to buy it.
The dollar store is a weird place. Everything in the store is cheap and there are rows and rows of crappy merchandise available for purchase. Certain items are on par with the quality you can find in other stores, but you can get them for less. Other things are just so laughably pitiful that you have to wonder, who in the hell buy this crap?
Going to the the dollar store is like taking a shit. Everybody does it , but nobody talks about it. There is a strange sense of shame associated with shopping there. I know people who used to bring their own bags way before it was the fashionable or the Eco-friendly thing to do. The reason being they didn’t want people knowing that they shopped there. I shop there from time to time and I am not ashamed to admit it.
I went to to Dollar store today and I spotted a curious item. Next to the playing cards and cigarette lighters I saw gift cards. Many stores carry gift cards to other establishments, but these were gift cards to the actual dollar store.
Why would you give someone a gift card to the dollar store? Nowadays you can get gift cards from every single store, but the dollar store really? What exactly goes through your head when you choose to give someone a gift card to the dollar store?
The most bizarre thing about these gift cards are the amounts. They came in $10, $25, & $50!!!! Nobody wants a $50 gift card to the dollar store; If someone gave me a $50 gift card to the dollar store I would feel as I was being punished.
Clearly this a way to torment me. I don’t want $50 worth of crap in my house. This is akin to taking money and lighting it a blaze. Only an idiot would waste money like that.
Maybe this is something you do as a gag? The person opens the gift and everybody has a good laugh. You don’t actually put money on it. Then you give them the real present. A simple harmless joke.
Otherwise a gift card to the dollar store is never a good idea. Period!