One thing about spending the day laying on the couch with full control of the remote is all the commercials I watched. Normally we either watch a channel like Disney that doesn’t really have commercials, or something from the DVR where I can just fast forward through all the commercials. Monday, I had the chance to actually watch grown up TV, complete with commercials. And I discovered that Americans are more lazy than I thought.
Sorting laundry too much of a chore? Use the Shout Color Catcher. Only $4.58 for 24! I see where they could definitely be something good to have around. Especially if you have a new red or pink shirt to wash but not enough of those colors for a whole load. But to use them with every load because sorting is too much for you? And that’s what the lady on the commercial was saying, so that’s the target audience they seem to be going for. I find that to be just a bit lazy. Sorting laundry to me is not the worst part. The worst part is the folding and putting away.
Too lazy to put on real clothes? Or maybe you’re jeans don’t fit anymore, so you want something that always will. Try the super expanding Pajama Jeans! They may look line denim, but they’re super stretchy and feel like pajamas. And no one will ever be able to tell. Right, no one will ever notice they saw them advertised on TV and laughed at the commercial.
Then there’s pretty much everything at the As Seen on TV website. You can get a shake weight, an electric potato peeler, perfect fit buttons to expand your non-pajama jeans, a Slim T to make you look slimmer, or a Ting Ting Uno to help you relax. I couldn’t make this stuff up people. There are some cool things there too. We own a Pillow Pet. And Paige is getting the mini unicorn Pillow Pet for Easter. She’s been asking for a baby unicorn for her pet. I’ve been eyeing the Gyro Bowl at Think Geek for close to a year now. It looks like the most amazing snack keeper for kids. I’m just waiting for my friends babies to get old enough to need one of those, then I’m ordering. (Hmm, they’re offering 2 for 1 pricing and a friend has twins. I could be ordering some sooner than I thought.)
Please don’t misunderstand. I’m all for gadgets. I like that technology has made things easier for us. I could use the washer and dryer, or I could go down to the creek and wash my clothes on a rock. I like the washer and dryer much better, thank you. I’m happily addicted to my iPhone. GPS is a good thing for the directionally challenged. But I do think there are a few products out there that cross the line from helpful to making us lazy. Take that extra 5 minutes and sort your laundry. Put on an actual pair of jeans to go to the grocery store. This spoken from someone who has a hard time finding jeans. Do go ahead and order a Pillow Pet. Your kids will love them!