I recently caved and bought myself a pair of Tom’s shoes.
I had held out for a long time. It just seemed to me that Toms shoes were something for kids. Ok, not like my kids, but you know, young-ens, whippersnappers, ‘kids these days’ kids. Read: not my demographic.
The more I heard about the founder and creator of the shoe and the work he does, the less I could resist. It married something I perceive as ‘fresh’ with social responsibility. That’s a win-win in my book.
However, there are some other products out there aimed at the ‘kids’ of which I will NOT partake.
Remind me again why I’m wearing pearls with my bra?
Here’s an unlikely pairing if I’ve ever seen one. One energy shot for you, one meal for a hungry child. And does the 50 Cent/the Street King really crave an orange mango dietary supplement? I guess cheeseburger flavor failed market tests.
The irony of a sugar-free jelly bean was what made me pick up the package. I mean, if you take the sugar out of jelly beans, what else is there? That weird gel crap?
But upon closer inspection, that wasn’t the most absurd part of this product:
Cause, you know, I prefer my jelly beans come without the need for a DISCLAIMER. Especially one that reads: consumption may cause stomach discomfort AND/OR laxative effect. Individual tolerance will vary. We suggest starting with 8 beans or less.
Sorry kids, I’m NOT buying it.