Mom, who believes we need a bunch of tourniquets, is concerned about the $30 price tag on the C-A-T. She looks into cheaper, generic tourniquets with the same design and discovers the Recon Medical Tourniquets.

Her arguments include, which of the two is better: Have just a few name-brand tourniquets and run out or use the generic tourniquets and not run out? Mom has the money. If she believes we need more tourniquets, she can afford them. I don't want to trust my life or the lives of others to Chinese counterfeits. She points out that this tourniquet, reviewed by 1,833 customers, got 97% positive feedback if you add up the four and five-star reviews.

Am I just being a purest as Mom implies or do I have a legitimate concern? She will buy one for now and see how it compares to the C-A-T trainer that I have.

Jeanette Isabelle
“Birds of a feather sure know how to clip each other’s wings, huh?” Lutz, Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 2 Volume 4