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When the knock on the door was answered, they were greeted by a man introducing himself as Mr Minisota, and he was there to show them something that would change their lives forever.
By the time they had time to gather themselves and put up the customary resistance of ‘No thanks, we don’t want any’, he had his bag open and brought out an object that could only be described as a puzzle.
It was a cube, which sat in the man’s hand, and had no visible markings.
‘This will change our lives?” they collectively thought. “How?”
Immediately the cube began humming, then vibrated and then lit up. At first a dull pale light then it built to a bright iridescent, and they found themselves mesmerized.
“Amazing!” they found themselves saying and not really knowing why.
“This can be yours today for one easy payment of $10.99, or if you buy two, it will cost only $23.”
“Wow!” they exclaimed and found themselves signing a document and passing over the $23.
Mr Minisota left them with the two cubes in their hands, and it wasn’t until later with the cubes on their mantlepiece that they began to realise what they had done.
The change in their lives was they had two cubes, and at different times one would light up, hold them fixated and then turn off.
It didn’t matter what they were doing; they had to stop and watch the cubes doing their thing. Vacuuming, cooking, washing it didn’t matter the cubes had taken over their lives and somehow a part of them thought it a good thing. The man felt more virile than ever, the woman, saw in her husband a man far more attractive than she ever realized. It was proving to be a win-win all round.