Tell me what this is and it’s yours

by Shari on November 28, 2012

So, being the wildly popular coupon blogger that I am, I occasionally receive stuff in the mail that I have not requested, but is obviously given to me because of my incredible influence over consumers and their disposable income.

Like, today, Rachael Ray sent me a cookie sheet.

And this.

I do not know what this is.

It is red.

It is rubber.

It bends.

This is all that I know.

It came in a plastic wrapper which had a name written on it in German.

I thought that I would be clever and not Google the name so that I could write this clever post first and convey some genuine confusion. Except I lost the wrapper. Which was not clever. And now my confusion is genuinely genuine.

Here are my questions:

What is it?

Do you use it with a cookie sheet and how so?

Who has Rachael Ray mistaken me for that she would send me a cookie sheet and a red rubber bendy thing?

Why is an Italian woman sending me German products?

and

Should I actually become a wildly popular and influential coupon blogger?

The first person that can answer these questions to my satisfaction will win this item. Please do not answer in German.

{ 44 comments… read them below or add one }

bee November 28, 2012 at 4:30 am

A cookie poker? You know.. for .. poking cookies?

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Shari November 28, 2012 at 4:43 am

Uh…

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James Christian Jr November 28, 2012 at 4:39 am

I…. have a feeling I DON’T want to know! Might be another “EW!” post!!

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Shari November 28, 2012 at 4:43 am

Hmmm…

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Tammy November 28, 2012 at 4:41 am

Hope says its a bendy pencil – you cut the tip off and sharpen it. Why it came with a cookie sheet, I do not know…I think Rachel Ray wants everyone to bake cookies and, maybe she’s a drinker….that’s why she is sending you random German items. Just a guess….and, I think you are a pretty cool blogger right now, so, the coupon blogging would just be an added bonus!

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Shari November 28, 2012 at 4:46 am

Tammy, this is a better guess than a cookie poker or something naughty, but the darn thing is two feet long! Who wants a 2 foot rubber pencil? But thanks for saying that I’m cool. That helps ease the pain of this Italian-German mystery.

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Tammy November 28, 2012 at 4:53 am

But Shari! It really is a long bendy pencil – it’s long so that you can tie it in knots and make shapes with it…I know this because we may or may not have had one or two of these in our home at some point in time….

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Shari November 28, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Listen, Tammy, if I try to sharpen this thing and it explodes or something, I’m coming to find you.

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TILTE November 28, 2012 at 5:07 am

I’m Googling my brain out and I can’t find anything. This is going to keep me up all night…

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Shari November 28, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Let me know if you find anything, because it’s truly making me twitchy.

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Kim H November 28, 2012 at 6:08 am

mmm….before I read the comments I thought it might be a cool mod version of piecrust weights….you know, to spiral around the bottom of a pie crust??
I guess if it really is a pencil, that might not be too good in the oven:)

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Shari November 28, 2012 at 5:16 pm

I’m not convinced about the pencil thing, Kim. I may try to bake with it and see if it melts.

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Anna Lefler November 28, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Being from Texas, my first instinct is to stomp on it ’till it stops wigglin’.

So, you know, I’d try that first.

XOXO

A.

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Shari November 28, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Trying immediately. Will let you know.

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julie forward November 28, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Could it be some sort of jar opener???

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Shari November 28, 2012 at 5:17 pm

‘Splain.

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Kiya November 28, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Cookie eraser…in case you mess up!

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Shari November 28, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Nice. Lame, but nice.

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Carlito November 28, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Ladies (& Lad), isn’t it just a hair tie? Could it be that simple? whah…I’m now joining morning blog coffee convos?!? Oy.

“auditioning” to be Mr. Mom,
Carlito

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Shari November 28, 2012 at 5:19 pm

My husband is chiming in on Rachael Ray products. LOVE.

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Lady Jennie December 3, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I think your husband is more likely to know about Rachel Rat products than you are, right? ;-)

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katbron November 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I’m sure it has something to do with pugs. Or if Rachal Ray is a drinker – it could be an extra long twizzle stick – or whatever you call those drink-stirrer things.

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Shari November 28, 2012 at 5:20 pm

It’s “swizzle” stick, Kathy, but I’m not going to hold it against you.

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Kristin November 28, 2012 at 5:25 pm

I have no idea and refuse to guess in protest that Rachael Ray doesn’t recognize my incredible influence over shoppers and their income.

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Shari November 28, 2012 at 5:51 pm

You’re so jealous of my incredible reach, aren’t you? Just call the Pioneer Woman of New Jersey.

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Shari November 28, 2012 at 5:52 pm

ME. Just call ME the Pioneer Woman of New Jersey. Sheesh.

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Nicole November 28, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Its a….. it’s a…. it’s a whatchamacallit, you know thing that does the thing and helps with the other thing. :-)

No friggin’ idea!

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Shari November 28, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Come on, Nicole! I’m counting on you!

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Nancy Davis Kho November 28, 2012 at 6:34 pm

What’s the German? Let me see if I can translate.

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Shari November 28, 2012 at 6:59 pm

That’s the problem, Nance, I lost the wrapper that had the German on it. My husband was cleaning the kitchen and I think he threw it away. Good news: Husband cleans kitchen. Bad news: No German wrapper.

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Barb Best November 28, 2012 at 6:38 pm

It’s obviously Gumby’s sex toy… for when he tires of mounting Pokey. (Yes, Rachael has been dipping into the cooking sherry. Yum.)

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Shari November 28, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I think Barb Best has been dipping into the cooking sherry. :-)

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Laura November 28, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I think it looks like one of those things you use to close a chip bag. You place the thing at the top of the bag, fold the bag over several times and bend the ends around the folded part of the bag. to keep the chips fresh. you know, instead of the fold-and-clip method used so successfully for centuries by the world’s chip-eating public.

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dusty earth mother November 28, 2012 at 11:35 pm

OHHHHHH!! YES!!!!!!!!! I THINK THAT’S IT!!!

Okay, Laura, what’s your address? You’re getting this in the mail.

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Laura November 29, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Oh, yay and today’s my birthday! sure you don’t want to try it first? It might be indispensable to the truly well-equipped kitchen.

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dusty earth mother November 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Indispensable as it might be, you have saved me from sleepless nights, worrying that I might be missing out on vital RR information. You so deserve this. I might even throw in an open bag of chips for good measure.

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Gina November 29, 2012 at 12:26 am

If you put it in water it turns into a dinosaur shaped sponge.

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dusty earth mother November 29, 2012 at 2:16 am

That’s a good one. But I think it’s a chip clip. That turns into a dinosaur sponge.

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Hillary November 29, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Hi, Dusty! I have no answers, but I think it’s funny. Oh, and I bake lots of cookies, just not fancy German varieties that require a red rubber, bendy thingy.

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Shari November 29, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Hillary, you bake LOTS of cookies? Like, enough to mail some?

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Lori December 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I’m a few days late responding ….my guess is a hair tie for very fine hair. You know how hair can be silky and smooth (not my own) maybe this is a hair tie with some grip.
:)

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dusty earth mother December 1, 2012 at 10:41 pm

That’s pretty creative, Lori. Dead wrong, but pretty creative. :-)

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Trickiewoo December 2, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Is it one of those flexible cookie sheets you can roll up? Perhaps your mystery object is a tie to keep it rolled.

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dusty earth mother December 2, 2012 at 7:42 pm

You’re so smart! And so wrong! I think we’ve preliminarily figured out that it’s a chip clip of sorts. I’m sure that your guess is due to your prowess as a baker.

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