Sunday, January 24, 2010
Cool and Unusual!
I've always wanted to collect something...something unusual...something cool.
I considered collecting stamps. There are certainly rare stamps to be found. But is stamp collecting cool? I think not. The same goes for coins and Beanie Babies.
If you google "unusual collections", you'll see navel fluff and air sickness bags. I propose to you that although collecting these items may be unusual, the items themselves are not. In fact, you can find navel fluff in most any navel and air sickness bags on any airplane. But is navel stuff cool? What about air sickness bags? I think not.
(Note that if I were looking for something gross to collect, the navel fluff and air sickness bags would definitely qualify for consideration -- especially if the air sickness bags had been used.) But I wasn't looking for gross. I wanted to collect something unusual...something cool.
And that's why I collect Toothpick Holders. But not your run-of-the-mill Toothpick Holders.
I collect Mexican Toothpick Holders. But not your run-of-the-mill Mexican Toothpick Holders.
I collect Passed Out on His Face Mexican Toothpick Holders. But not your run-of-the-mill Passed Out on His Face Mexican toothpick holders.
I collect Passed Out on His Face with His Pants Down Mexican Toothpick Holders. And they are truly, very hard to find.
I found the first one in Costa Maya a couple years ago. I didn't intent to start a collection until I found another one in Cozumel the next year. "Shut the front door," I said to myself! "I've got a collection!"
I know just how rare these treasures are. I've been back to Mexico since and have gone to legions of souvenir shops in countless villages. I've unsuccessfully searched high and low for another Passed Out on His Face with His Pants Down Mexican Toothpick Holder to add to my collection. I even searched on E-Bay. No luck.
Even though my Toothpick Holder collection retailed for less than $5.00 (in aggregate), it has appreciated to an estimated value of over $5 million over the past 2 years (in my opinion). In fact, we've recently contracted with a vicious Pomerian soldier to guard the collection.
Please be advised, if you happen to find a Passed Out on His Face with His Pants Down Mexican Toothpick Holder, please pick one up for me. It's priceless.