The other day, we were browsing Whaler’s General Store in the King Shops area of Waikoloa. This shop has a wide variety of gift items, including Hawaiian products, such as coconut pancake mix, macadamia nut chocolates, coffee; typical souvenirs: key chains, magnets, and pens; and more unique Hawaiian items such as koa wood products, fabrics, and jewelry.
I searched through the wood items looking for the kitschy replica of the naked man wearing a barrel that hides his bobble junk and his female counterpart whose equally well-endowed chest also is spring-loaded. I’d brought one home a few years ago to a giggling co-worker, but I could not locate these items, so I asked a young, male employee about their whereabouts.
He blushed hard, led me to where they’d normally be, and carefully hollered out to a colleague to see if he knew where they’d gone. His colleague hooted back that my blushing helper probably had them all at his house.