All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!
Salt and pepper shakers — irrespective of shape or style — are high utility multitasking objects. They store the spices and they also dispense the spices. In most climates, you can leave them out on the table full time and not have to worry about them unless they run low on spices. Then, you fill them back up, and back onto the table the salt and pepper shakers go, ready to meet all your salt and pepper needs.
So, you can imagine my confusion by this week’s unitasker selection. It’s a device that holds your salt and pepper shakers, but doesn’t hold salt or pepper or dispense salt or pepper — it’s for the shakers only. The Salt and Pepper Shaker Holder:
This particular salt and pepper shaker holder is in the shape of a bass, but your choices are not limited to aquatic animals. You could get a moose or a boot spur or a mallard or a gun slinging armadillo or a deer wearing a hunting vest if you so desired. (Okay, I’m going to say it, there is something really unsettling about a deer in a hunting vest and camouflage.)
Unless you live on a houseboat and your home is constantly rocking from side-to-side, I cannot think of a need for a salt and pepper shaker holder. And, these holders can’t be screwed into a wall or table top, so they wouldn’t even be that helpful on a rocking houseboat. I also see utility in larger condiment caddies that make for easy transport for outdoor dining or even storing an array of condiments between meals in the refrigerator. But a holder just for salt and pepper shakers? I don’t get it.