STILL — Saturday, March 26, 2016
True to my word, late this afternoon I headed out for Bed, Bath & Beyond, to purchase my new scale. It’s going to be great, I thought. Finally, truth about my weight. (Who knows how long this deception has been going on? — See prior post “My Scale and Moi”)
As I wandered up and down the aisles, I made a decision to buy a basic scale — no bells and whistles. I just need it to tell me my exact weight — that’s it! Sounds simple, right?
When I found the aisle that displayed the scales, I was stunned! The variety was outrageous. Remember, I just want a scale that will report my “tonnage.” That’s not too much to ask, is it?
The prices ranged from $19.99 – $179.99! C’mon. I don’t want it to cook dinner for me — just WEIGH me!
I walked from one to the other, checking out the absurd features — I mean, it’s a SCALE, people! Just a scale! Evidently, we can no longer put the words “just” and “scale” in the same sentence.
Now listen carefully — you won’t want to miss ANY of this important information. Here’s what I learned:
Most of the scales have USER MEMORY (to keep track of the weight) for other members of your family — I swear!
BONE MASS ANALYSIS and BODY ANALYSIS (whatever they mean) are additional features.
Tempered safety glass — okay, I can accept that.
High visibility, LCD, LARGE digital readout display, of course, was of primary importance. I agree, these eyes aren’t getting any younger.
Here’s an outstanding feature, if you can decipher it: Multiple Load Cell Technology. What is that? The box “explains” that it uses precision electronic strain gauges for extremely accurate weight measurements. 🙂 Well, it sounds like I won’t be able to complain that it LIES to me!
One last feature. I hope you’re sitting down… Bio-impedance analysis (BIA) — It measurers each user’s body fat %, body water %, bone mass index!
Well, thank God! I’ll sleep tonight, knowing that my scale is taking such good “care” of me.
Here’s what I read on the box that met MY criteria:
- Durable Construction (Check!)
- Easy-to-use (Check!)
- Elegant styling (Who really cares? IT’S A SCALE!!!)
Here’s what I bought,* $29.99 later and with a 20% off coupon. NOW I just have to figure out how to use it…
Seriously, I just needed a scale…
That being said, tomorrow morning I will begin what I expect will be an honest, long-term relationship with my NEW “TRUTH TELLER!”
This post falls into the category of “You Can’t Make It Up!”
* DISCLAIMER: I bought this Weight Watchers Scale but I am not a member. (A sale is a sale.)