So 31,000 college students are back in town and all of them shop at the same Wal-Mart for their school supplies and the one time you need to buy more rubber bands they are clean out. Not one package left!! I mean, seriously, how often do you need to buy new rubber bands? Like once every 5 years probably! And then my son would like a rubber band for his new pack of index cards and the only one I can think of is the one over my much loved cookbook (the one with the broken binding and new recipes to try slipped inside.) Then I had the bright idea of using these silly bandz. They really do have a purpose afterall.