Tuesday, November 18, 2008

What You Need

The title of today's post comes from an episode from Season 1 of The Twilight Zone where there is a character who sells everyone exactly what they need. He enters a cafe where he first gives a woman a vial of cleaner. Then, he gives a down-on-his-luck ex-baseball player bus tickets. The ball player receives a job offer in the city the tickets are for; and the ball player needs his jacket cleaned, which the woman just happens to have the cleaner for. The episode continues until he is harassed by one man who continually wants him to let him know what else he needs. As is often the case, the episode ends with a chilling twist that I won't spoil for you here. If you'd like to watch it sometime, come over to my house and we'll watch it together.

Why am I telling you about this episode? Well, today's post is about my thoughts on a fabulous website that has the same powers as the little old man in the twilight zone. It has the magical ability to tell me exactly what I need on a daily basis. Of course, the website I speak of is W00t! and its sister website sellout.woot. For those of you unfamiliar with these websites, they sell exactly one item each day and when it runs out you just have to wait until the next day to see what they are selling. Every day, it seems that I need exactly what they are selling. For example, just the other day they were selling a memory card that would go perfect with my phone. Or when I saw a really cool power squid at Bed Bath and Beyond and no one got it for me even though I registered for it, soon thereafter one appeared on W00t!. Since being married and having a more restricted (and more sensible) budget I've had to convince myself I don't need everything they sell. But someday when I'm uber wealthy I'll just be on standing order and they will just automatically ship me the item of the day.

I just wanted to express my appreciation for such a great website. And I want everyone to know that anything on W00t! is free game to purchase for me for Christmas, Birthdays, Thursdays, We love Jeff days or any other day that you may buy me something.

7 comments:

  1. I know dear. It has been noted.

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  2. Hilarious. I'm excited for you to be uber wealthy so you can get everything you want from Woot.

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  3. We love Jeff days...reminds me of the name days here in Czech. Yeah, you get a present just for having a name. Hurry up January 4...I want some presents!
    xoxoxo

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  4. Does Woot have a standing order system? They should get one. Oh, and it is Thursday, am I allowed to buy you the DVD Player they are selling?

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  5. Woot, woot! I am showing the love Jeff. If you feel a need to buy for someone else off of Woot, I'm always there for you!

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  6. I want to know what happens at the end of the episode...

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  7. Oh, excuse me, I just wooted.
    Apparently they do know just what I need and I needed two.

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