Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Silly Bands?

You have seen these right? Silly bands. These belong to niece 3. They are the latest thing. As you can see, kids collect them by the dozens.

Every time I see them, I laugh. A couple of years ago, my team made a presentation to the company I worked for at the time regarding silly bands. We had a source, they were cheap, looked like fun, why not? We were looking for dollar items to sell to Michaels. They seemed perfect to us. The marketing department, with a huge lack of vision, said they were useless and could not figure out why anybody would want them. HOOT! That company is now out of business.

Just goes to show you that useless is not always useless.
Normal Girl


Kelsey said...

Where can you get these? I wan them BAD.

Brittany said...

I think you can get them at stores like Wal-Mart, so they shouldn't be too hard to find. I actually a whole box of them sitting out on a Wal-Mart jewelry counter in my hometown last week.

This craze is still blowing my mind. My boyfriend's younger siblings have TONS of these, and they are constantly pulling them off and giving them to us. My swimming students have their wrists covered in these things! I bet that company feels outrageously ignorant now.