Alas my poor car! It has served me well. It’s been with me a while and age and hardship are beginning to show. Take my center console: once the picture of perfectly smooth vinyl, years of bodyweighted-forearm leans have caused two rips in its top. Not one to go down without a fight, the ripped vinyl has rough edges that now scrape and scratch the aforementioned forearms. I thought about using duct tape to make repairs, but as a student of MTV’s “Pimp My Ride,” I know duct tape is an evil harbinger of destruction and doom. To use duct tape for repairs is to be two steps away from dangling side mirrors and different-colored paint patches.
Enter the gel cling stickers.
Here’s another reason why I love the dollar store. Many items can be repurposed. In fact, the items are only limited by your imagination. And if your imagination sucks, well it only took you a dollar to find out.
As it turns out, the gel cling stickers were a good buy. My forearm now rests in squishy comfort and I have new cutie-patootie decor in the car. They are the bees knees, if I do say so myself.
Jammie Karlman is the entertainment editor for the Chico Enterprise-Record. Contact her at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @JammieKarlman