Thursday, July 07, 2011

Shopping with Blobby

Yet another installment in the drudgery that is everyday shopping. The camera-phone makes it a bit more fun - though I get looks whenever I take pics of products. Like I care what people think!

Is there anything on Earth easier than slicing a banana?

Even as a child I made myself banana cereal.  I know, I know - there's not such thing.  My mother was fond of telling me that cutting a banana up into a bowl and covering it with milk did not make anything called "banana cereal".

....and you people wonder where I come from and how I was raised.  You can all blame her for my attitude.  I do.

So it just amused the fucking shit out of me when at the grocery store, I came upon this:

 Seriously?

Place this over a banana and push down to to cut it into pieces.   Really?

People actually manufacture this shit?  People actually buy this crap?  Something a butter knife can do just as easily, just as quickly and cleans up a whole lot faster?

I'll give whomever makes it the credit.  They got financial backing for the product and probably did a market study to figure out we are the laziest group of people to ever inhabit the Earth.   ....what they probably failed to realize is that these lazy ass folks don't eat fruits or vegetables and would never buy the thing because if they ever bought a banana, they couldn't figure how to get the peel off the thing.

10 comments:

AJohnP said...

Wow....that's just craziness. I still love having a bowl of (regular) Cheerios with a banana cut up into it, but I haven't had that in forever. I just can't be bothered cutting up a banana. ;-)

Wonder Man said...

they makes this now?

Cubby said...

Finally! A kitchen gadget I can use! Thx Blobby :-)

Will said...

Sometimes the banana is bigger or shaped differently.

Erik Rubright said...

Some of us aren't allowed to use knives.....

anne marie in philly said...

sweet mother of pearl, you have GOT to be kidding me!

WTF is wrong with using a knife?

and I second will...what if the banana is smaller than the device?

useless POS!

BosGuy said...

That's just stupid... ERRR...can you buy me one?

;-o BosGuy

David G said...

Wow, you're on a roll with your last few Shopping posts! Grab a Banana Slicer, the Head Lube, and the Butt Paste and you've got yourself a party!

cb said...

Maybe if you are making a TON of fruit salad...

but I can see it not working well with ripe bananas.

Ur-spo said...

Just don't tell Someone; he buys every kitchen gadget. Our drawers are full of mushroom brushes, slicers, and other dodads never used.