My left leg is on fire! How's that for a product review! In my quest to save some hard earned money I pulled out my 30 pack of BJ's brand razors tonight. A triple blade razor would surly evict the gorilla legs I had grown accustomed to over the past weeks. With one swipe up my lathered leg, I knew I was in trouble. After the second, I was cursing out BJ's for making such a crappy product. My last painful run down the length of my bloodied leg would have me most angry at myself now for having 29 more of these razors sitting in the closet. Rather than abort the mission, I would jump out of the shower sopping wet to dig out my dulled "Lady Venus" razor out of the drawer and beg it for one final act of mercy. I may as well chuck my relaxing evening right out the window. Could someone tell me why two products can look exactly the same but be so totally different? Perhaps, that would be a good question for the parents of twins. How can three blades fail so miserably? I take my shopping responsibility in this house quite seriously. I try to keep us out of debt by picking and choosing the right products to get the job done so we could spend our extra cash on the good stuff. Enter Aldi…A store hailing from Germany, brought right here to the USA, made nearly 100 percent of generics. My husband winces every time I come in the door with my arms full of Aldi goodies. He knows immediately when I have been there because they don't do shopping bags. He is a food snob, often snubbing food that he can't even taste the difference between. Purchasing food from Aldi is like playing a high stakes game of Roulette. Sometimes you hit the jackpot in finding an generic identical tasting morsel to the real thing…while other times, your spitting the food into your hand and licking a napkin to get the taste off your tongue. It's good fun. After a few visits, you get the routine down, buy you basics and the head to the real supermarket for real predictability. So here are a few things i can tell you to stay away from when it comes to generics: razors (I learned of tonight), peanut butter(just funky), ice cream(always a let down), beer (yes,they do make generic beer), toothpaste(kinda scary to brush your teeth with something made in China), and shampoo(unless you want greasy hair). Otherwise the place is generally safe except for a few mishaps. Good thing, it only takes one mistake to learn your lesson. With this warning go off and explore the world of generics. Veggies, staples like flour and sugar and cereal will often save you lots and your unsuspecting family won't know the difference. It could be worth the gamble. Just a warning to my local friends, if you see 29 brand new razors in the free pile at the dump, just keep walking.
10/8/2011 10:38:50 am
What's the old saying? You get what you pay for.Ha!
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