I really wanted to get one of those cool mirrors that hang in the shower and don’t fog up. What joy it would be — I could shave in the shower! Yesterday, I was with Sophia in Big Lots. They had one for $6.98. Sophia said it was a piece of junk and that I should buy one from Sharper Image. I didn’t listen. How bad could it be? The box said it was guaranteed.
After my first shower with the mirror, here’s the moral of the story. It is a piece of junk.
I felt the need to console myself, to remind myself that I’m not usually a consumer of crappy products that don’t live up to their advertising.
This afternoon, I was browsing the web when I came to Steve Conley’s cool site, a “look at some of the best, most-memorable, and most-audacious ads from American comic books.”
I came face to face with my past, a part of my life that I have been trying to hide from. Here, laughing at me from my Samsung screen was the product that forced me into this life of bad consumerism. Yes, damn you, sea monkeys!
(via Steve Conley)