"But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Philipians 3:13b,14

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Products I Do Not Understand

Occasionally, in the course of my housewifery, I come across an ad (Or an actual product) that I just don't "get".

Such products make me question the qualification of the product development committee. More specifically, they make me wonder if I could, in fact, be equipped to handle product development in a more profitable fashion. (That could just be wishful thinking, you know, someone paying me to tell them what products people would buy....a girl can dream....)

Here, in no particular order, are some of the aforementioned products:

Anti- Aging Deodorant:

Really??!! Because, you know, when I describe someone, I say, "You know, Midge, the one with the amazing, youthful-looking armpits!" 

Yeah, someone took the whole wrinkle cream thing one step too far. Please, people.

Shake Weights:

The thing I find most hilarious about this product is the choice of models they use in the ads. I mean, seriously, does anyone truly believe that this guy got his six-pack by using a jiggling hand weight? 

And I want to know just how they figured the Shake Weight to be 7x more effective than a dumb-bell. (And, by the way, is dumb-bell hyphenated like that or did they just do that because their eyes were jittery??)

Shape Up Shoes:

I know I am going to upset some people with this one- I mean, who wouldn't look at that one brand of Shape Ups (Was is Sketchers?) twice after the commercial with Brooke Burke?? I certainly wouldn't mind being toned and petite, with gorgeous skin and flowing hair.

I'm going to go out on a limb here. If a product's main selling point contains the phrase, "Don't have time to work out?" or "Too busy for the gym?"..... it is preceding something that isn't going to work as well as working out or going to the gym.

Plus, I mean, look at those things!!! I have enough trouble not falling down as it is! I don't need to be walking over a hump on my shoe every step- that's just a hazard, plain and simple!


I do understand wanting to be warm. Honestly, I do. But, look at them! When I saw this photo, I thought to myself, "How quickly did Matt Lauer rip that thing off when they went to commercial?"

I ended up with a Snuggie of my own, courtesy of a sweet friend "B", and I tried to use it, but just couldn't do it.

Wade, however, loves the Snuggie. I still love him.

Maybe they can create a Shape-Up Snuggie, with a bump that you have to flex your abs over or something.

...so there you have it. A few of the products I don't understand.

Maybe next time, I'll be consulted.

Probably not though.


  1. You are funny. If you don't have a career in product development, maybe you could be and observational comedienne?

    1. Splendid idea!! I already get a fair amount of experience heckling the members of my household..... ;)

  2. I just assumed that Wade, like your image of Matt Lauer, would just rip your Snuggie right off. B

  3. Hahaha! I may have to try that... :)

  4. Perhaps Dove is suggesting that the smell of death is clinging to us as we age. And...as if guys need a shake weight to work those muscles. Ha.