I love travel and can say, without a doubt, that window shopping is part of the pleasure. It’s not like I buy anything (for sellers, I am the worst kind of tourist), but just wandering in and out of shops and dreaming of a limitless budget does wonders for the vacation soul.
Still, I am often amused by the kind of items I come across in these shops. Case in point, the items pictured below. I was actually enjoying this shop — two levels of kitchen and home kitsch in bright come-in colors and high empty-your-wallet prices — until these gems screamed at me from the shelf.
A 3€ roll of toilet paper? Really?
In three parts, the amusement:
- That there is a company (or, worse, an artisan) whose sales rep came by and made the pitch.
- That the buyers for this shop decided, yeah, we’ll make room on our shelves and in stock for it.
- That there are tourists who are tempted to buy one…and some actually do.
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