Monday, August 1, 2011

Things that make you go... What the Hell?

Every year the State of Virginia has a back to school sales tax holiday. Very nice of them. Give parents a break. Way to go. We don't have kids, but I was bored and thought I would see what was on the list of tax exempt items this year. Ok, that's not entirely true. I have a small pen fetish. I love pens. Any pen. Now you know my dirty secret. Anyhow, most items on the list made sense. Paper, pencils, art supplies, and yes, pens! Then there were a few items that made me wonder what type of person/s created this list and what school did they attend in the past. 

Included in my "What the Hell" list are the following items:

Compasses - Are we dropping kids off in the woods and letting them find their own way to school now? Save money on those pesky school busses.

Baby bibs, clothes and receiving blankets - Kindergarten still starts at age 5 right?

Costumes - In case you want to send your little boy off to school dressed like Superman. He needs a good a$$ kicking anyhow right?

Formal wear for men and women - Nothing will get you an A faster than showing up to your first day of class dressed like you are going to prom.

Fur coats, stoles, shawls and wraps - I just have no words for this one.

Nightgowns and pajamas - Now this is one I can get behind! Going to school in your PJ's. What could be better???

Steel toed shoes - For kicking the a$$ of the boy dressed as Superman?

Wedding apparel including veils - Who doesn't love a teenage wedding? The school auditorium would be a perfect venue!

and the big What the Hell award goes to...... Garters, garter belts, corsets and corset laces! - I will let you fill in your own comment

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! You wonder which vested interests were involved in some of those, is Fascinations a big donor in Virginia? I am so glad that someone else's state can look stupid for once, Arizona spends so much time hogging the spotlight. very funny