Monday, March 26, 2007

Satisfaction Guaranteed ...

or your money back! No, I'm not referring to a guarantee on the valuable time you spent reading this blog (that you can never get back!). I'm referring to the incredible, amazing seduction of the INFOMERCIAL.

Fess' up! What have you been sucked into buying, only to realize it was a waste of money, and too humiliated to call and demand your money back, decided to take the loss as a life lesson?

When Sara was about 5, she became obsessed with the Shawala Wash. (OK, that's so old no one wants anything to do with that name and it is no where on the internet, but this is similar) She was convinced that our lives would be vastly improved by owning one. She begged, I'm pretty sure she tried to dial the 800 number herself, she cried. When Nixon and Easton were about the same age, the object of their affection was the Pops-A-Dent. Never mind there was not a single tiny dent on our car, they were convinced we needed one. Oh the power of TV advertising! I was a mean mom and never granted either one of these wishes. They all should have asked dad first, he's been lured into several of these amazing TV specials.

My downfall in the world of worthless junk from the TV was the Perfect Pancake. The kids begged and begged. I finally relented, I mean, who doesn't want to make perfect pancakes?! I recommend this product to anyone who lives ALONE! It makes one pancake at a time, and not quickly! How many people with 3 kids can make breakfast ONE pancake at a time? Needless to say, the perfect pancake has long since gone to the DI. (That's Utah-speak for Goodwill)

I bring this up because I am the proud new owner of this. This is what happens when you leave your husband alone for 5 days! I promise to eat my words and apologize when his abs turn rock hard. Until then, I'm counting down my 90 days ...

10 comments:

Robyn said...

Wait, that actually looks pretty cool. My wrists always hurt when I do pushups. Um...did he order that on a Saturday morning? They always have infomercials for gym equipment so that you'll feel guilty as you lie in bed Sat. morning.

Robyn said...

I've always wanted to get the Miracle Blade, you know, the knife set that cuts through shoes? Dave made me promise I'd never order it. I don't know why.

Jennifer said...

Maybe Dave's afraid you will cut his favorite pair of shoes!

Stacey said...

WE have the Miracle Blade knife set! It actually works great!! My husband has bought a few things...I have bought the (microfiber and washable!) Starfriber mop (love it) and "Power 90" work out video- that my husband laughs at, I have done it like 5 times. It's hard!! His cousin did it and lost tons of weight, now a size 6, so I am still going to do it...tomorrow I swear! My kids are mesmerized by that cake that you put the pudding in...and many more...

Fuhriman Family said...

I am the proud owner of Winsor Pilates! I have done it a total of fifteen times. Not all in a row. I swear after this baby I am going to use it. My husbad was sucked into Core Secrets. The problem with his purchase was they keep sending you videos each month, and charging your credit card. I kept telling him to cancel and he kept forgetting so I ended up having to do it. Boys are so gutless. Oh, I also bought the Nads hair removal stuff. Terrible name, but the green goo really did a good job. I never dared do it on my legs or bikini area. OUCH! I have stopped watching TV, so I am no longer a victim of the infomercial.

Sara said...

I swear that I really don't remember that. I do remember the Perfect Pancake one.... THAT WAS L-A-M-E! But other than that.. I really wanted the thing that folds your clothes perfectly in like 4 easy movements. It looked cool. I no longer watch T.V. either so I don't see them anymomre.

GeoWulf said...

Please don't tell me you sent your batter dispenser to DI. That, and a large electric skillet, and you are in perfect pancake heaven. The magic is in the dispenser. ;-)

Any "knife" that advertises that it can cut things beyond what is NORMAL (i.e. meat, veggies, food) is subtley advocating the severing of manhood (not unlike the promotion of Oprah and her evil plan)

oh, and as for the folding clothes perfectly.. you need to check this out.

Jennifer said...

Wow! I know a lot of people ordering fitness helps from the TV! Were you all in bed on a Saturday morning when you whipped out your trusty credit cards for these purchases?

I'm wondering -if I order the laundry folder, will my daughter help fold clothes more often?

Geowulf - I clicked on your link thinking it would be some kind of joke, but oh my - I think I'm going to have to practice that! Why didn't anyone ever show me how to fold shirts like that? Is this some kind of secret that everyone knows about but me? Who has time to video stuff like that and post it on the internet? Was it you? Is that the likely conclusion to the path I have started down with this blog?

Sara said...

Haha that video was hilarious! Nixon and I were watching and he asked if it was one of the missionaries in our stake right now. It does kinda sound like him.

Yes mom. I would TOTALLY help fold laundry if I had the Perfect Fold (I was going to put a link here to show you what I'm talking about. Google perfect laundry fold. You'll see it haha) I would help out. That thing looks so awesome!

Suzanne said...

Hey Jennifer, thanks for saying hello on my blog. For sure we can be blogger friends! So nice to meet you. Oh and I've bought the Hurcules Hooks- they are awesome and really do work!