We get that people want to buy objects that either represent or remind them of their faith. We don’t get Stonemarkers, though.
For $24.99 + shipping, you get:
- an empty jar
- a bag of rocks
- a small blank notebook
The rocks serve a meditative purpose—each spiritual moment is marked by adding a rock to the jar, so that over time you build up a physical reminder of your personal journey or whatever. Fine. What doesn’t make sense, though, is charging $25 (plus $7 shipping!) for a bag of rocks, a jar, and a blank notebook. By comparison, here’s a jar of shiny river rocks for $6 from Crate & Barrel—although admittedly you’ll have to find your own blank journal to write in.
So why is this so expensive? If you’re religious and like the idea of buying faith-related items, can you imagine what you could do with the money you would save by creating your own prayer rocks? You could give more to charitable causes, and we’re sure you can find some worthwhile alternatives—you know, real organizations that could use your help.
But if you really do want to pay for something like this, may I introduce my latest
get rich quick scheme totally legit business enterprise: Prabbles.
Prabbles are, you guessed it, prayer pebbles. Because I use smaller rocks—aquarium gravel, in fact—they’re almost certainly less secular. And they cost less to ship too, so I can pass the savings on to you!
I “invented” Prabbles as an affordable replacement to Stonemarkers, but even if you’re not the religious type, they’ll come in mighty handy. Use Prabbles to mark off the days since your last accident at work. Use them to count the number of times per week you eat cheese. Create a very disappointng swear jar for the kids. Keep them by the aquarium to use as emergency support gravel. You can even use them to help you count the number of stupid things you buy online out of a genuine, but possibly misdirected, desire to celebrate your beliefs.
Coming soon, Flying Spaghetti Marbles! I’ll see how the Prabbles work out first.
(Thanks to James!)