Destroying Your Mythology With Q-Tips

The other day I was buying Q-tips (technically, store brand cotton-tipped mini batons), and I had a Lee Greenwood moment. As it turns out, a package of 500 Q-tips was cheaper than a package of 375. It's not merely a matter of "saving money" by buying in bulk. It's more like somebody at Target was like, "Hey assholes, we'll pay you sixty cents to take this extra 125 Q-tips off our hands. These things are fucking worthless."

As it turns out, I'm not the first person to have noticed this.

This sort of thing doesn't happen in a rational economy involving rational actors. So there's that.


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