25-year-old customer, Blaque, hastily purchased a crystal-clear chair on Amazon that wound up not being what she expected. She should've read the product description.
The aspiring hair stylist from Virginia planned on dedicating a corner of her apartment to establish a makeshift beauty parlor. She went shopping online, filling her virtual cart with odds and ends.
When she saw the "Modway Miniature Casper Novelty Chair In Clear" as an add-on item for $4.29, all she saw was a bargain. "So me being the person I am, I just clicked it, didn't read not one review or even the description for that matter."
"I spent so much that day, so I thought I really got a deal because it was an 'add-on' and Amazon is known for great deal [sic]," said Blaque. "So it was believable. I literally just clicked add."
When the package arrived on May 23, it was noticeably smaller than expected. But she just assumed some assembly was required for her 'miniature' chair. However, like a nesting doll, a smaller package was revealed inside the shipping box.
She told Buzzfeed, "I literally busted out laughing tears and all because I couldn't believe I bought that." This is what she found.
Other consumers commiserated with Blaque on their embarrassing purchases.
Paws and reflect.
One even made a suggestion in case she decided to keep the miniature product.
Or "Maybe it’ll end up being a business card holder," Blaque joked. She did decide to hold onto it, and the accidental acquisition is sitting on top of her desk to serve as a reminder. "[It was] totally not Amazon's fault at all. It was properly advertised, I just didn't read."
Caveat emptor, everybody! Let that lesson sit for a bit.
I grew up in a marginally superstitious family who brought some beliefs and hocus-pocus superstitions from the old country. I couldn't make too much noise late at night for fear of attracting a "jinn." I couldn't point at cemeteries or stare into a mirror for too long or my face would become deformed, and heaven help me if I was ever mean to or disobeyed my parents or grandparents, because then I'd be looking at a cursed life that would ruin me until the day that I died.
But the idea of "back luck" or stepping on cracks, walking under ladders, or stealing a black cat's macchiato isn't something that my family really bought into. Sure, we believed in supernatural stuff and the idea that karma gets back around to mess with you or your kids, but "bad luck"?
No honey, it isn't luck that's ruining your life, it's an unseen species of metaphysical monsters that exist in a different plane we know little about—but they are mentioned in the Quran, so be careful!
There are phenomena so unfortunate that simply looking at images of them will cause the same bad luck to befall you. So on this Friday the 13th, gaze upon these pictures with extreme caution.