The recent (unseasonably) cold weather in north Texas drove me off to find an unbranded fleece sweatshirt last weekend. (I refuse to wear any sweatshirt that has writing on it, e.g. “I’m With Stupid” or “Budweiser”.) As I have lost a fair amount of tonnage recently, I needed to try the stupid thing on to get the right size, hence the actual store visit (as opposed to simple online clicking).
So I went to Academy (next door to Kroger, hence efficient trip planning), only to find that Academy, like so many clothing stores, is only selling spring-type apparel, therefore No Sweatshirts To Be Found. [2,000-word rant deleted] So there I was, in Academy, where of course the Guns & Ammo section is conveniently located right next to Men’s Clothing.
I don’t think I need to tell you what happened next.
All I know is that when I got home after my trip to Kroger, I had to carry indoors not only sundry grocery bags but also the following:
500 rounds of plinkage:
…and 100 rounds of practice feed:
Why? Because they were on sale, that’s why.
I know, nobody needs a reason to buy ammo — and gawd knows I have quite a bit of it already — but the prices were irresistible, especially in these, the post-Obama Overpriced Ammo Years. Anytime I can get .22 for a few pennies each and .45 ACP for less than $15 a box… could we be seeing a return to reasonably-priced ammo at last?
I blame Academy. Had they stocked any unbranded fleece sweatshirts, none of this would have happened. On the other hand, it could have been much worse: I managed to resist the siren call of couple of reasonably priced guns that were on sale, too, such as this pretty little stainless Browning Buckmark UDX:
I’m so self-disciplined.