Every product or company has someone, somewhere boycotting it. Guaranteed. Consumers can choose not to add dollars to the profit coffers of companies that offend their political, environmental, or humanitarian sensitivities.
I’d love to be a well-educated and ethical consumer but, to be honest, I’m lazy. I keep meaning to make sure my products aren’t tested on animals and that none of my dollars go to Monsanto, but…(but what?).
There are products I will NEVER buy for personal reasons. Some products just fizzle my twinkle. Just because.
I’m not proselytizing or trying to start an intelligent debate. I DO mean personal reasons.
Sometimes, It’s because their mama dressed them funny.
Wine in a plastic bottle? I’m not buying it. No matter how “green” it is.
Here are 3 products that get my “That’s SO Wrong” stamp of disapproval and why.
1. Kleenex Hand Towels
Clever idea. Pure marketing genius, in fact. I admit, I’ve never understood the “hand-towel” concept (they’re just for show, right?). But come on! Don’t we kill enough trees already? If you’re rich enough to afford souped-up paper towels for your bathroom, please install a hand dryer instead.
*Deep breath* I need to calm myself. This product really irritates me. I’ll try and be brief.
Basically, it’s juice. JUICE. But they sell it as fruit. Because…(because why?).
Because evidently “it’s hard” to eat five servings of fruit everyday.
And why eat fruit when you can buy a product proclaiming to be REAL fruit.
REAL fruit. In a bottle. Created for the TRUE FRUIT LOVER!!
The fruit-lover who loves fruit, just not eating it.
After all, who needs fruit? With all it’s requisite chewing.
So tiresome. So difficult.
And fruit makes a sticky mess! Have you seen the commercials? A woman is working at her desk and bites into a peach. The juice EXPLODES everywhere, rendering her hands useless (?) so when the phone rings she tries to answer it with her foot.
Really? REALLY? Is eating a piece of fruit at your desk really that hazardous?
Please buy fruit, people. Pretty please? It’s not that messy.
Abilify is an anti-psychotic drug developed to treat bipolar and schizophrenia. Then, in typical big-pharma fashion, they decided to tap into another revenue stream and medicate people who’re already medicated!
So they invented the term add-on depression treatment. Essentially, what they’re selling is a drug to treat, not depression, but depression treatments! It’s a drug treatment for your drug treatment.
My brain hurts.
Yes, these are the things I think about. I am obsessed with marketing and advertising and I could keep going. In fact, I probably will.
Maybe I’m crazy. Quick! Someone prescribe me something.
- What products are you hating on?
Ps- I do not take, nor would I, psychiatric medication. It’s not right for me. I understand some people benefit greatly from it. No judgment. (0: