At first I had my doubts over how productive our trip would be. After all, I had lost twenty minutes to the start of our day stuck in Pennsylvania Turnpike traffic. The weather was a scorching 100 degrees and we were cruising around in a car without air conditioning. But when we made our first stop of the day at a Salvation Army on Bethlehem Pike, all concerns were replaced with unadulterated hilarity.
There was nothing out of the usual at first. A fair assortment of knick-knacks, a 50% reduction on blue colored tags and a few older shoppers milling about the aisles. After perusing the considerable collection of vintage-inspired dishware, I had decided to hit the books.
At first glance it was typical thrift store fare. Encyclopedias, microwave cookbooks and previous bestsellers.
But then I spotted it. The talisman that would charm our entire thrifting adventure.
|A rare 40 cent find that surely reserves a whole new level of Hell just for me.|
I soon got my answer when my eyes found the title at the top of the cover. 202 Things To Do… okay, nothing wrong there. At Home, Church, School. No, that makes sense.
Activities and Finger Fun for Children. Um. What…?
What in the name of Moses is “Finger Fun?” And why are we encouraging children to participate?
Well...remember that old “Here’s the Church. Here’s the steeple” bit?
Apparently that is just one of the 202 Finger Fun activities for idle-handed children.
Cute idea. Poor execution. Again, I’m sorry to offend. But this is en epic fail in terms of the title.
Finger Fun, really?
The description of the contents on the book’s back cover doesn’t lend any help either.
|Wrong. So very, very wrong.|
I’m not even going to comment on the vulgarity in this. Sorry, sorry, sorry. I swear I don’t have a sick mind 99% of the time. If they didn’t call the damn book “Finger Fun,” I wouldn’t think this was anything else than a book with a strange cover.
But you know what they say when you judge a book by its cover, right? So, let’s take a peek at a few of those fun finger gestures, shall we?
|These pinching and jerking motions sure are fun!|
And to think, this was just the beginning of our Thrift Trip adventure. But still I wonder. With "over 100,000 in print" as the cover clearly states, are the other 99,999 owners of 202 Things to Do at Home, Church, School: Activities and Finger Fun for Children as amazed as I am that such a thing even exists?