Let’s talk about crazy ways to spend some money
With this feature, we seek to capture a glimpse of what you and your neighbors have to say about a variety of topics, issues, events – and just plain fun questions.
You might see us anywhere around town, with notepad and camera, randomly seeking out folks who are willing to participate. If we find you, we hope you will want to respond.
At Celebration Park on the south end of the island, we attended the dedication ceremony for the new Palmetto Breeze Trolley, named Harley to honor Harley the Clydesdale, who lived at Lawton Stables until he died earlier this year. After the ceremony, we asked, “What’s the most ridiculous thing you ever bought?”
Theodis Jackson, Savannah: “One of those Big Mouth Bass things that hangs on the wall and sings. Everybody in the office wanted to touch it. I finally had to throw it away.”
Henry Criss, Ridgeland: “A riding lawn mower that didn’t run. I was going to fix it. I put it on blocks – for a year, then finally sold it for less than I paid.”
Mark Stanley, Guyton, Ga.: “I paid $300 for a motion camera to monitor my refrigerator at home. I wanted to know who was drinking all the juice! $300 for a $3 bottle of juice – that’s ridiculous.”
Katie Norman, Bluffton (barn manager at Lawton Stables): “I have to buy beer for horses that don’t sweat. I look ridiculous going to the grocery store in work clothes buying cases of Guinness!”
Brian Sullivan, Loveland, Ohio: “It was a green beach/cowboy hat that I called my ‘Guac’ hat. I bought it in California about 12 years ago. What’s even more ridiculous is that I still have it.”