Monday, March 06, 2006

How about just brushing your teeth in the morning?

Every once in a while, a product comes along that causes us all to pause and ask why. If there's ever been a room full of product designers that decided to invent the dumbest product they could just to see how many people would flock to buy it, this is it. I'm sure they sit and laugh at consumer stupidity while we 'try new things' and they see sales increase. Seriously, please tell me that you have never purchased Brush Ups. The TV commercials alone should have been your first warning as grown adults dance around town with this rubber finger puppet used to brush their teeth. I really don't want to see anyone brushing their teeth in public, and especially with some mock-tooth-brillo pad (or textured teeth wipes as they call them). Thankfully, they've warned consumers in the product features that the "Comfortable, slip-on design fits most finger sizes". You know we'll be seeing a lawsuit for this in a year or so - some fat guy loses a finger when his circulation is cut off by his newfangled textured tooth wipe. You see, part of the genius of a toothbrush is that you don't have to stick your fingers in your mouth. I swear, if you're ever out with me and you 'rip one open', the evening is over.

3 comments:

blahblblblblblblbl said...

But I really WANT to dance around while I rip, zip, and toss. Or whatever their little catchy tune is on that commercial...

Seriously, I completely agree. They must have a mad scientist club where they come up with this stuff just to see how many dummys there are out there who are going to spend their hard earned money on this stuff.

At least with the portable finger tooth brush thing you don't have to remember to send in the top pick card to say you don't want it! ;-)

Ruth said...

I just read your comment - HAHA you're hysterical Toby, really! ;-)

Not that I want to be a tale-bearer here, but what the heck: I have seen these teeth thingamajiggers in Jenn's possession...just so's ya know...

Leah said...

I agree. They totally gross me out. But it leads me to the question...Who is more stupid? The people that created these finger puppets or the person who buys them?