We’ve all bought some pretty pointless things in our lives.
Items that seemed practical, justifiable and even “must-have” at the time, but in retrospect were downright embarrassing.
And while you’re probably picturing that late-night infomercial purchase you never, ever used, and feeling the pang of shame and regret, we’re about to make you feel a whole lot better.
Because we’re guessing — assuming, really — you didn’t purchase a $120 rock in a pouch. (Apologies if you did, we’re going to offend you.)
That’s right. A rock inside a leather pouch is retailing for $120 on department store Nordstrom’s website.
Marketed as a paperweight, a conversation piece or even a "work of art", the smooth stone from around Los Angeles is "wrapped in rich, vegetable-tanned American leather".
"A traditional hardening process gives the leather a beautiful ombré effect. Like all Made Solid leather pieces, this one is cut, shaped, sewn and finished by hand in artist Peter Maxwell's Los Angeles studio," the detailed description continued.
You can't fool us, Nordstrom. We know this so-called "medium leather wrapped stone" is just a rock.
'So, who would actually purchase a $120 rock in a pouch?' you ask. Well, apparently enough people for this "medium leather wrapped stone" to have sold out briefly, according to UK-based website The Pool.