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Monday, July 25, 2011

No Hands!

We've all seen the multitaskers on the road: talkers, texters, make-up-doers, etc.  Until recently, I thought I'd seen them all.  Then, I saw two new distractions I hadn't seen before.

A few weeks ago, I was driving along a 50mph or so street and for whatever reason, the lady in the car next to me caught my attention.  She was reading a book!  I sped up quickly to get out of her way.  What the heck makes you think you can read a book and drive with your wrists?  That must have been one great book!

Think about it for a second.  Let's say you had nothing distracting you while you were driving.  Would you steer your car with your wrists on the top of the wheel at 50mph?  I hope not.

And then, just a few days ago, I had the rare opportunity of my wife driving us somewhere.  So I got to see the normal trip to the mall in a whole new perspective.  Well, while enjoying the fresh, passenger view, Mandalyn spots a texter.  (We always point out how dumb it is for people to text while driving.)  So I look as we pass.  The lady that was texting was also talking on another phone!  First off, why do you have two phones?  Second, why would you use them both . . . on the highway!!!!  Talking and texting on the road.  It was definitely one of the more bizarre distracted drivers I've seen.  She better be texting the fire department and calling an ambulance, because she won't last long on the road like that.

So what about you?  We all see weirdos out there.  Got any to share?  Please do.  :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Dr Pepper BBQ

Saw this at Bed Bath and Beyond.  I'm proud to be a Texan, but I can't say I condone everything we do.  This doesn't even sound good.  Dr Pepper barbecue sauce?  Ew.  

I had a few posts recently about product failure.  Many of them are products reaching into other categories where they don't belong.  This just goes to show that some marketers don't read the history books. . .

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Room of Requirement

In honor of Harry Potter this week, I'd like to share a photo I took at the university.  There is a junk room in the environmental science building with one glass wall that someone thought they'd be funny and hang this sign on.  If you've ever read any of the Harry Potter books, you'll appreciate this.  I got a kick out of it.  :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Less Cruel

Free Range Chicken Broth?  Now that's just silly . . .

How much chicken is in there anyway?  None?  It sounds to me like they just wanted to charge twice what the product is worth.  Organic, Free Range, Gluten Free = $, $, $.  :)

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