19 August 2010

I can't figure out how to buy things

I'm trying to decrease annoyances in my life by buying things. For instance, I bought a pen. Awesome. Now I can write things down.

The apartment I am living in lacks two important kitchen tools: an actual knife, and a can opener. I have been cutting everything using tiny disposable paring knives, and it just isn't working for me. I tried to open a can by stabbing it with a tiny sabre-shaped knife with a very dull blade. That didn't work for me either.

So anyway I went to a store today. They didn't have a knife that cost more than 2,79€. They didn't have a can opener that cost less than 5,50€. I already have crappy knives, and cans just aren't that hard to open, no matter what kind of can opener you're using. I want a nice knife and a basic can opener. I've been hunting for these items since I got here. Why is this so difficult?

In short: I want Target.

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha. Poor Dustin. :(

    This reminds me of my recent quest to buy a Swiffer in Paris. I went to 3 supermarkets. All 3 of them had those dry sweeping cloths for the Swiffer. But none of them were selling the actual Swiffer broom thing. I was confused.

    I guess I'll go check in more supermarkets over the weekend.