A woman with long hair will always need hair bands. A single hair band has a limited life span, even if it doesn’t get misplaced before it’s time is up. So when I came across a box of remaindered hair bands I grabbed one handful, then two, then picked up the whole box. The price I was quoted for the lot was so absurd that I told the shopkeeper she’d better double it. Unfortunately, a lifetime supply of anything does tend to bring to mind the rather sobering fact of our mortal coil, but a bargain’s a bargain.