The Rogue Speaks:
Now I've seen everything! WTF!! The maker of Chia Pets has come out with presidential chias! So dash to your closest KMart or WalMart and vote for your candidate by purchasing one of the tacky and tasteless items! Will it be Chia Obama or Chia Romney???
The makers of Chias have been around for a long, long time. When I was a very little girl, my grandmother had one that she would occasionally sprinkle with grass seed. I thought it was silly then, and it is still silly to me today. What a waste of money!! And after the election, where do you think all those presidential Chias will eventually end up???
I wanted to show you photos of this two absurd items, but of course Blogger won't let me post any photos from the web these days, so you'll have to just imagine the two candidates with green hair. Not a pretty sight is it? Some people will do anything to make money, because they know that there are millions of impulsive folks who will throw away their hard-earned dollars on sheer crap.
I think I told you about Mum's blue plastic talking watch that she bought, for a "good cause," because the money was supposedly going to some charity. The alarm was a crowing rooster, and Mum didn't know how to shut the alarm off, so when she came to visit us, we had to stick that watch under some boxes in the garage so the sound wouldn't literally drive us crazy for a month. That plastic watch was designed for someone who couldn't see, but poor Mum couldn't HEAR, so she had no idea just how annoying that piece of plastic was.
Now here's a clever sales pitch by Pat Robertson's organization--in order to get people to open a letter from him, asking for a charitable donation, his people put a dollar in every envelope. Of course people would open the envelope, because who is going to throw a dollar bill in the trash? A lot of those people who opened that letter ended up donating a minimum of $5, so for an investment of $1, Robertson got back at least $4. Not bad, eh? The poor people who were suckered in never stopped to realize just how many letters went out all over America! I wish I had all those dollars for my own personal "charity!"
I will close this silly post with a caption from a cartoon I once saw in the newspaper--"Satisfaction Guaranteed or No Money Back!!" "Duh, sounds good to me!!"
Now hop on over to Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday and read the other students' homework!!