In a previous life l sold books. I used to do book fairs for a company, where l would go into corporations and set up a display of books (quite a big display - equal to a mini store) in their lobby, break rooms, meeting rooms, etc. Why does this matter? Well, during that time l learned the value of an elastic. Silly as it may seem. Since everyone has a few uses for an elastic. I perfected it to an art.
I would use them to bind a set of books together, which was the whole reason l had the elastics. Then l branched out and used the almighty elastic for so many things. I would close bags of chips with them, bind wires together to keep them all orderly, l would use them to keep my rolls of coins from flying around my cash register, wrap up my extensions cords...the list is endless.
Living in a Class B Camper van, l find that previous life melds nicely into this current one where elastics are concerned. I use them to hang hats to nobs, keep all my electronic wires for my gadgets organized, l have them around files that l am working on, so if l forget to stow everything before l take off; l don't have a mess when l put on the brakes or take a corner, hold my garbage bag to a lower kitchen knob.
I also use them to hold my towels to my hooks. I pinch a bit of the towel and spin the elastic around the pinch a few times and my towels are secure for transit. I don't have to worry about them falling to the ground when l drive in a damp mess.
Today l lost it. Have you ever spent time looking for something when it is right there in front of your face? Well, in my case, l had two elastics out for my towels. After l secured the first one, l had to search for the other elastic. I searched for a few seconds (which is an eternity) before l realized l had it in my mouth. I have Certifiably LOST IT....OK, l found the elastic, but l believe l have lost my mind!!!