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We all complain about those long CVS receipts -- this local hero did something about it

Posted at 6:44 PM, Dec 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-07 06:26:56-05

We all know how to make a Venetian blind (poke him in the eyes), but what do you do when (not if) one of those cheap vertical plastic blinds breaks?

One Lakewood man had the idea to upcycle his excessively long CVS receipt, and his tweet about it has gone viral with over 157,000 likes and 36,000 retweets.

On Monday, @andrewnolan2 tweeted a picture of the improvised sun-blocking device, throwing some literal shade at the pharmacy known for its lengthy transactional records.

Andrew said he got the idea quite on accident – he bought a few items (less than 10, he said) from the Rocky River CVS, then laid the receipt out on his bedroom floor to take a picture of it to send to his friends.

He came back later and actually thought the receipt was one of the blinds that had fallen on the floor. “…they’re cheap blinds so they fall off pretty often,” he said in a chat with News 5.

“…and when I realized it was actually the receipt, I thought it would be funny to see if it fit in the window, and it happened to fit perfectly,” he said. Funny indeed.

Andrew said of his viral tweet that it has “been pretty crazy how many people I know from across the country have seen it.”