Aug 2, 2010

ridiculous fascinations

Silly Bandz.I love these ridiculous things.

I was first introduced to them by a (adult) co-worker of mine who was given hers by a child on the beach. I thought they were cute and when I saw a package in the checkout line at CVS I bought them and brought them to work to split with my co-worker.
Since then I've been collecting them via donations (noted and not).

Working at the restaurant full time I've noticed that these adorably overpriced accoutrements must certainly be a pet peeve of parents everywhere. While I can see them as a silly hobby, it's apparent that they've become a menace to peace and quiet in much the same way as Pokemon cards and Pogs and Slap bracelets.

Luckily for me, children are easily distracted and messy. Cleaning up the tables after the patrons have gone, I've made a game of collecting these little bands that get left behind (and I'd like to think that this is much to the relief of the parents who now have one less plastic toy cluttering up the carpet and counters at home).

Hooray for fads!

5 comments:

Creative Minds said...

I have yet to buy some of those. lol

creativeapples said...

I hadn't heard of these until i read in the newspaper that they were banned from classrooms! CRAZY!

Dyche Designs said...

Happy Anniversary . . . . I love nature too but haven't been convinced to go camping yet (the bugs round with us look like they've been on steriods)!

Cute purses.

boshi said...

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boshi said...

2010 your best choice for christmas gift. First, Power Balance silicone Bracelets. They are are sweeping the whole world.
power balance bracelets were first released in January of 2007 and now they become the most popular health bracelets among people of all ages and all walks of life, including some of the super athletes.

Second, Silly bandz. A very famous brand of silicon rubber bands. bakugan toys
silly bandz come in different shapes like objects, animals and letters and this is why these are loved by kids of all ages. The bands are very popular because they come in many colors, shapes and themes. There is no doubt that you will fall in love with them the minute you see them. These bands can wither be used as bracelets or as regular rubber bands. The choice is entirely of the user.

Third, Far away on the mysterious Isle of Zoobles reside hundreds of adorable, little creatures with a magnificent ability, they can magically transform into tiny balls hiding from the unknown, rolling to colorful destinations, sleeping after a long day But beware, you never know when these mischievous Zoobles are going to pop open and surprise you.

Fourth, EFX’s holographic technology contains algorithms and frequencies that interact positively with this energy field in both humans and animals at the cellular level. When placed near the body, especially at key energy centers such as the hands and feet, EFX bracelet’s products will harmonize with the body’s naturally occurring bioelectric frequencies.