This afternoon, @snarke and I went to the Dollar Tree in search of…adventure? Excitement? Jedis crave not these things, but find them we did.
Avengers-themed Santa hats! Cute mini colanders! Air fresheners that are comprised of little odoriferous gel beads! Thin Wheat!
There were practical quest items too, of course: dishware, pens, a shoe horn**, picture frames, a fine assortment of cleaning products, etc. But the odd and inexplicable proved much more fun.
**@snarke explained the shoe horn’s functionality to me. It looked like something that belonged on a giant sheep.
If you’re reading this post and thinking “I’m glad that worked out well for you, but I’ve shopped in a dollar store before, and it’s not all that and a bag of chips,” I would submit to you that your local branch carries several brands of chips…and more.
I believe exploration of this bargain Universe will need to reoccur on the regular.