Ah, yes, its the (2nd) most wonderful time of the year! The joys of "Back to School" shopping! It wasn't too long ago that Parents the world over were putting away money for their children's "college fund." Today, however, schools have fallen in love with the now dreaded term: SCHOOL SUPPLIES which has drained the average parent's bank account to the point where, if you still have any money left to send Junior to College, he/she will have to take a student loan simply to pay off their school supply list from the 4th grade. It no longer suffices to simply ask a student to come with a pack of #2 pencils. No, today the average school supply list looks like a psychobabbled manifesto from the Unabomber; filled with all sorts of insane demands and requests.
Here is a typical list your 1st grader will receive in the mail, requesting that you purchase the following:
- 4 packs of #2 pencils
- 3 truck loads of WASHABLE markers
- 5 boxes of Puffs Plus tissues with Aloe and Ginseng extract
- 1 wooden ruler
- 2 compasses (to ensure SOMEBODY gets hurt and the school nurse earns her salary)
- A chainsaw (for Arts and Crafts of course)
- 82 plastic folders
Turn to page 2 to see what your child will need for the SECOND day of school...
Good grief! The list goes on and on and on! Well, I'm here with some FANTASTIC news! OrangeOnions is trying to ease the burden as you get ready to go Back to School. From college dorm room supplies to rolling backpacks for school, OrangeOnions has everything you need to head Back to School. So unless you really WANT to spend oodles and oodles of cash at your local retailer, why don't you do your discount shopping online where you can save $5, $10, or $15 and put some money back into that college fund!
Psst... Did I mention we have some great deals on a frozon concoction maker to celebrate the peace and quiet?
Until next time,
Señor School Supply, Oliver