In all my 40(cough) years, I have never once succumbed to purchasing something that I've Seen On TV. Not once. I am morally opposed to that box telling me I need the Fushigi Magic Gravity Ball or The Ab Rocket.
So when I found myself with a four-inch rip in my leather couch, I turned to my pal Google for answers. There was a host of Leather Repair Kit sites, but they all ranged around $60 and if I'm going to spend sixty bucks on something, it had better come in a bottle with a cork.
But there was one kit that cost $14.95. The "As Seen on TV" Liquid Leather Leather & Vinyl Repair Kit.
This was the product plug: The Vinyl and Leather Kit has been used by major auto assembly plants, and hundreds of people for many years.
Wow! Hundreds of people for many years?! Where's my credit card?!
Even so, I succumbed to that low low price of $34.95 (What? Who can resist a package deal of Liquid Leather and LifTight Face Lift Cream?) and in a matter of days, I had my product delivered to my door in a big splashy AS SEEN ON TV! box, forever lowering my mail carrier's opinion of me.
I opened the box and even though the contents resembled a paint-by-numbers kit for the Red Hat Society set, I was willing to give it a shot. Soon enough, my couch would be "replaced to like new condition!"
This was three weeks ago.
I've been a little busy.
B.I.O.T.B.(Blame It On The Blog).
This morning, the husband and I had a bit of a tiff. Yes, it was my fault. And because you all know that a nicely repaired couch cushion would be the equivalent of flowers, candy and a groveling on my knees apology in my husband's eyes, I decided to pull out the Liquid Leather.
The product description had assured me that I could "repair rips, tears, holes and burns in minutes!" and they were right. In 86 minutes, I had a pencil-eraser-sized part of that four-inch rip repaired. I figure if I devote just a few hours a day, I should have the couch cushion "replaced to like new condition!" by Thanksgiving.
Luckily, my husband is a forgiving man. He saw the amount of Liquid Leather permanently affixed to my fingers and the frustrated look on my LifTight-ed face and he gave me a hug of appreciation.
Just wait til he sees my taut tummy after 86 months of using The Ab Rocket.