I am impoverished and cruelly deprived in this area.
You may recall we once had a hand-me-down cube for a very brief while. Like two weeks. Smudge, the severely poo-challenged foster kitten, pooped in it four times.
Mosaic Lady got tired of cleaning poo out of it (remember -- she is lazy) and threw it out.
Because I must be playing with something, breaking something, or tormenting somecat (preferably Sadie) every second that I am not asleep, Mosaic Lady has tried to find me self-amusement, independent play toys (remember -- she is lazy.)
And I did enjoy that cube immensely. Even though it was used.
So she finally, FINALLY, got on eBay and ordered me this:
Kitties -- whatthe"f"-word?
She thought it was some sort of cool cube, tent or tunnel!
When it arrived, I had to sniff it out immediately, fearing that Eau De Smudge might be upon it.
It looked very inadequate, un-fun, and LAME to my eyes.
But I pressed on, in the spirit of open-minded willingness, trying to give her a chance.
Yes, it collapsed. Every time I got near it.
So the really nice eBay seller man requests feedback from ML and she writes him back that as much as she thinks he is a perfect seller, she hates the tunnel. It has no structural integrity. It collapses. She tells him the strings are my favorite part and she thinks he should not sell this tunnel/cube.
The man is very nice and patient with the eVillage Idiot, sensing she rides on the special bus a lot. He tells her he has sold this tunnel for three years with not one problem, but he graciously asks her to return it, offering to refund the postage and full price. She does so. He writes back:
Well I got your item back yesterday. The item you ordered and got is a Tunnel Connector Tee, not a tunnel. It's meant to attach to the tunnel not be a stand alone item. Please take a look at e-bay item # 300172288171. That is the item the one you sent back attaches to. If you want you could order the tunnel and I'll send them both for whatever the shipping charge is on the regular tunnel. It's up to you!
I force ML to write him back immediately and say to him:
I am an idiot!
He kindly assures her this is not so, but Kitties, we know better.
So ML goes back to his store and orders me the FOUR FOOT KITTY CAT PLAY TUNNEL that the TUNNEL CONNECTOR TEE attaches to. It is en route.
I will believe it when I see it.
Good Lord, Woman.