Let’s talk about crazy ways to spend some money

With this feature, we seek to capture a glimpse of what you and your neighbors have to say about a variety of topics, issues, events – and just plain fun questions.

You might see us anywhere around town, with notepad and camera, randomly seeking out folks who are willing to participate. If we find you, we hope you will want to respond.

At the artisan market in mid-May at Martin Park in Bluffton, we asked, “What’s the most ridiculous thing you have ever bought?”

Andrea Smith, Bluffton: “A dog stroller for two little dogs, so I could take them to lunch. They don’t like other dogs. It wasn’t expensive, just not really necessary.”












Kathy Oda, Lady’s Island: “A model train set, like I had when I was a kid. I bought it last year, mid-pandemic, because I missed fun things. It was fun; then I donated it.”












Brooks Downing, Bluffton: “It’s not ridiculous, but it’s ridiculously awesome – I just bought a dirt bike a couple of months ago.”












Dave Kelsey, Bluffton: “A case of ‘Dog Mom’ hats, because I didn’t think anybody would buy one. Now it’s our best seller.”











Tina Kelsey, Bluffton: “I paid to visit a psychic … then I gave notice at my job, got rid of my suits, packed whatever fit in my Camaro and moved from New Hampshire to Florida. That was crazy ridiculous.”