I really wanted to get one of those cool mirrors that hang in the shower and don’t fog up. Â What joy it would be — I could shave in the shower! Â Â Yesterday, I was with Sophia in Big Lots.Â Â They had one for $6.98.Â Sophia said it was a piece of junk and that I should buy one from Sharper Image. Â Â I didn’t listen.Â Â How bad could it be?Â Â The box said it was guaranteed.
After my first shower with the mirror, here’s the moral of the story. Â Â 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.Â Â Here, laughing at me from my Samsung screen was the product that forced me into this life of bad consumerism.Â Â Yes, damn you, sea monkeys!
(via Steve Conley)