If you have ever lived with a cat, known someone who has lived with a cat, or, hell, even seen a cat, you must know one thing about them—-they’re evil.
I have three. The fact I’m not dead by their own hands, er, paws is a miracle in and of itself. I can’t say other breakables around the house have had such luck. The oldest beast enjoys few activities more than jumping onto a shelf and promptly knocking an item to the floor. He watches the fall and delights in the crash, no doubt imagining that is me and the stairs. . .one day. . .
Either way, I decided enough is enough (oh, boy) and went on a quest for the Holy Grail known as museum glue. Or museum wax, or putty. Or earthquake gel. Whatever name you prefer, not a single hobby or craft store in my neck of the woods seems to carry it. They have this awful green fake plant clay goop. No, thanks.
Now, if you’re not familiar with this stuff, it’s simply a clear adhesive that holds knick knacks or whatever in place, but allows you to remove it and reuse it.
So, I hit up Amazon. After researching–because I am the kind of person who even researches glue–I found the one I wanted. I go to press the happy check out button except. . .it’s nowhere to be found.
Now, this isn’t my first round with Amazon by any means, but I have never run into this before. We all know about the shipping program, where you get free shipping for $25 worth of items. Apparently, there is a sub category to this—shipping add-ons. These “special” items, will not ship without a $25 qualifying order. If you try to add something else, and then ship, it will throw this “special” add-on item back into the queue to wait for a $25 qualifying order.
Most of these glues fall into this category. A few do not, but neared $20+ anyway. Some have no information. And some simply wouldn’t work on the surface I plan to use, which happens to be antique.
I’ve never used museum glue before, so I really just wanted the little $5 set to try it out.
Buying glue should not require coffee, or bring on the urge to smoke.
Anyway, I’m kind of stuck in Amazon’s game without going to some questionable website.
So, you know how you always have this list of stuff you want? Yeah, my mind saw that one coming and jettisoned the entire list. I know what it was thinking: I am not playing this, Amazon.
Except, even I knew that was a lie. Like I’m never coming back to Amazon? Pfft, right.
What should have been a five minute task of purchasing glue, turned into an hour of browsing on Amazon.
I did reach the amount with qualifying items ($25.60 thank you very much). I did finally have the option to include my glue. And it did finally ship.
Unfortunately, everything I bought is going to require more glue. . .