Monday, April 27, 2009

REALLY?

So I happened upon a couple of interesting products recently, and it's gotten me thinking. The first one is Bumpits. I just can't wrap my mind around this. Could someone please shed some light on why a "bump" on your head is attractive? Maybe I am just old? I don't know, but to have the "bump" and then to market something that will help create the "bump" is just not something I understand. I have seen plenty of people with said bump, some larger than others. Maybe I am just too old to understand. Maybe it is like "the wall" I had in 8th grade. I would tease my bangs so high and then spray them with AquaNet to create a literal wall. It had to be 5 inches high. I am not even sure how I got in the car. So maybe it is like that?

The next product that *blows* my mind is Go-Girl. I don't even know what to say about this. Look at the lady on the main page of the website - she is *so* excited. Can you imagine being so happy about being able to stand up to pee? I guess the little things in life are what keep us going. I can tell you, however, I have never entertained the idea of wishing I could stand up to pee. It says it neatly fits in your purse. Really? Before or after you pee in it? Oh lord. Then it says, "You wont be like a man. You'll just pee like one." Oh. My. Precious. Lord. What have we come to? There is a "demo" video on the website. I am not going to lie, I am intrigued. It would be like watching a train wreck. You can't imagine watching, yet you can't look away. This device is also called a "FUD". Female Urinating Device. Sigh.

Maybe I am just close minded (I didn't think I was?), but I just can't make myself pee in a FUD while having a bump on my head. Just. Can't. Do. It.

4 comments:

Stacie said...

Ok, first, you gotta warn a girl before you send her to a web site that's going to scream immediately upon opening...while she's at work!! Woops!

And both of those are just plain weird. As someone who is and always has been challenged in the hair height area, I am intrigued by the "make your hair taller" concept...But it looks like it would irritate the crap out of me and probably fall out anyways (sorry, my thin flat hair is not known for keeping any hair device in place!).

And as for the ability to pee standing up...I'm ok with not being able to do that. I have stopped in a few gas stations on the road where I've wished for that ability, but all in all, I'm comfortable with my need to sit to pee. And even if I weren't...IN YOUR PURSE?!!! Do you keep it next to the lipstick? Or the credit cards and cash you pull out and hand to other people? Ick! Ick! Ick! Makes me glad I don't have a job that requires me to take money from people anymore.

Blondie said...

First the BumpIt...can you say 60's beehive? Not in my lifetime (especially since I was born in 1970. I'm scared, though that you were in the 8th grade during the Aquanet phase...I am so old!

GoGirl - I have seen this product before (and Stacie, they want you to use it as a disposable product to sell more - you can wash it, but why?) and it cracked me up. Not to be too graphic, but I am the only girl that pees standing up in a public bathroom? There's a reason I have boys,you know! I will also tell both of your privately the question Will asked me in a bathroom at Target last week.

Anonymous said...

I'm so confused. ??

Tonya

Frankie said...

Wow. I've seen the infomercaials for the Bumpits, but no the Go-Girl.
I think the Bumps are the new wave bangs. All the girls around here have that bump look and I think it's ugly. So, I'll be old and not hip with you.

The Go-Girl. Eww. "Don't take life sitting down!" Huh. I have never felt sitting down to do my biznass has caused me to miss anything important, but maybe I'm just not very social?