I hate that I’m one of those people that gets annoyed by so many things… The sound of people clipping their nails. The fact that it’s socially unacceptable for me to let my leg hair grow out. When I’m singing along with a song in the car and the artist gets it all wrong. That I can’t live a healthy life just on cupcakes. I could go on all day. One of the things that annoys me the most: when someone invents something that’s stupid as hell and becomes a millionaire.
How many people face-palmed when ‘silly bandz’ became popular a few years ago? Hell, I did. Rubber bands in different shapes. That’s all they were. Yet, kids walked around for a solid year with them stacked all the way up to their armpits. There were hoards of them. Foaming at the mouth, begging and pleading their parents for them in every store I went into. For rubber bands. Rubber bands, people. The things that come free wrapped around your celery.
Don’t even get me started on pet rocks. What the hell is with that?
I can’t tell you how many times stupid inventions have come around and it makes me question my intelligence. WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT? BLAIR, YOU DUMBASS. Just think — we are all one stupid idea away of becoming millionaires and living the rest of our lives doing nothing but eat cake and be lazy. The true American dream.
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I’m so out of touch. I’ve never even heard of Silly Bandz.
You didn’t miss much 🙂 lol
YES! I’m so with you on this! I’ve even asked around at work for others’ stupid ideas in hopes I could capitalize off of their ignorance. But nothing ever seems right.
And those silly bandz things made me so angry! For free on celery!! You’ve cracked me up…as usual!!
Haha thanks! I need to start asking around so I can steal someone else’s idea. Good thinking
I hope you have more luck than I’ve had – the people I ask are either so stupid, they’ve stopped speaking and only drool and grunt, or else they’re keeping the best ideas close to the vest (bib?).
omg so me….. pillow bet… snuggie… grrrr
Snuggies ! I forgot those ones. Gah. A blanket with arms. Another simple idea lol
“When I’m singing along in the car and the artist gets it all wrong”–YES. My versions are always better.
I know, right? Haha
Brilliant and hilarious as always! ” Why didn’t I think of that?” is the modern version of “what might have been!”
If it makes you feel any better, I shave my legs too… and my wife digs it.
That actually DOES make me feel better. Your legs are probably smoother than mine. Haha
Glad I could help. Oh, and I hope not…
My husband always comes up with brilliant ideas but never follows through. I tell him he could make a fortune! Thanks for the laugh. Hey, by the way, those bandz are free on asparagus as well in Australia – and they’re purple! Another thing I get annoyed at – this morning I was overcharged nearly ten dollars (again) at my local supermarket! Aaaagh!
What! How’d that happen? I never check my receipts at the grocery store…. Now I’m wondering how many times I’ve been overcharged lol. Your husband should join us for a meeting of the minds, maybe we can come up with some cool idea and take the world by storm haha. (One can dream)
I always check my receipts now cos it’s happened way too often. Have even told the Manager they need to retrain their staff!! He agreed, but it still happens. Go figure!
Haha damn. I got groceries yesterday. I’m going to dig out the receipts and check. Hopefully that’s just an Australia issue 😉
Good for you. Watch out for my next post!
Eyes peeled 🙂
You can live a healthy life just on cupcakes but you’d have to get very creative with the items you put into that cupcake tin.
Very true, lol.
I ran a health club for several years and one of the trainer tricks for folks like me who are always on the move is to chop fresh veggies and herbs into muffin tins drop in an egg and bake them. They pop out into easily ported “cupcakes” LOL
I did that, too! They were easy to grab in mornings as I was running out the door. Much healthier. Sadly, not as tasty as real cupcakes. lol 🙂
Nothing really beats that butter cream icing…
I thought I was the only one who knew the words when the singer didn’t. 😀
They try to make us look stupid. Haha
In my case, I think it works. 😀 LOL
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been skunked in the patent line! Some things I truly feel I had thought of b4 they came out:
Kleenex in round boxes 4 car cup holders
And now kids just want to play with rubber bands? Crazy!
Chia pets! I forgot about those things lol. You probably did think of it first — you are the plant girl, after all. The rubber bands were like 4-5 years ago. The fad ended. Thankfully.
Your blog name kinda sums up the mental state of anyone who would buy a pocket fisherman. Remember that one? (Ronco)
Haha I forgot about those!
Or my personal favorite: clap on, clap off…the clapper!
Hey. I kinda like that one! Lazy people, unite! Lol
I can’t help but think of the cranky old woman from the commercial.
Call in the next 5 min, and your shipping is free! But wait, there’s more!
Haha. “The retail price is normally $125…but today we are offering a great deal for only $5.99!” Riiiiight. 🙂
So true… and such a great example of why money does not equate to value. You might appreciate this Japanese word: “Chindogu.” It’s basically the art of inventing gadgets and things that solve a problem you didn’t know you had until you found out the gadget existed, and thus you suddenly must have whatever random crappy thing it is. There are entire stores dedicated to this stuff in Japan… and you could get lost in there for hours!
Wow, that’s interesting. I’ve never heard of such a store. Seems I need to go to Japan and check one out 🙂
My very own desk is home to an “Easy” red button pushie thingie from Staples that took the key word of their tagline (easy), “That was easy!” put it in lower-case white letters on the button, and put in a male voice saying the tagline. Press the button, get the reassuring comfort of, “That was easy!” WHO would want one of these? Apparently, zillions of people. Apparently, I’m one of them. Pausing from my self-disgust to figure out why I bought this, which, on the face of it, is a “stupid” idea, I realized a lot of people (not to say myself, of course…) operate amid many insecurities and fears, and the tyranny of a long to-do list. So when one has faced the fear or checked off the chore, it’s such a nice “button” to the event to smack the red Staples button and hear that hey, it wasn’t so bad after all, and we’re officially done! Who knew we needed that? Staples, apparently.
Haha, we used to have one of those buttons where I used to work. Any time someone did something stupid, and our boss had to fix it, she would push it as they walked out the door. It was pretty funny, actually. Staples was on the ball with that idea.
lol. Blair, you dumbazz… it’s poor people who lay around all day and eat cake. Rich people are busy playing golf and managing their money and buying small islands in the shapes of their favorite silly bands.
Haha. Very true, very true.
Haha true! Thanks for following my blog Blair ! I felt a similar way about loom bands!
As I get older I find much more global things bother me than these kinds of things–although I can relate to what you are saying. But we must both remember that being upset can’t really change either the people becoming millionaires by creating silly rubber band bracelets or by terrorist killings. The ultimate reality is that we can only control what we do, what we create, the people we touch and love, the stories we tell and how we change the world in our own ways. Your blog here obviously is reaching many people and maybe you aren’t getting rich in dollars, but check deep down and look—maybe you are gaining treasures in other more important ways? ❤
Oh, you are 100% right. I mean for my posts to come across as light-hearted and silly. But, I agree — I’m DEFINITELY gaining better treasures with this blog than getting money. I haven’t made a penny thus far. I just do it to write, meet people, connect with them, and hopefully make them smile. That will always be more important to me! 🙂
Yeah… You come up with this brilliant idea, like underwear that don’t stink, make millions, and then get robbed and shot, or worse, have to hand over my sterio system! No thanx! I’m doing just fine as a complete Idiot… Ever see an incomplete one? Well? Why, I have an idea this very nano-second, that would revolutionize Microsoft’s next opperating system… But what I really want is for their next opperating system to blow up, so I’m fickle when it comes to liking anything but fatening foods. That’s where all the good stuff is! But me? I dare not do anything but graze on my front lawn, and the odd grub. Good grub, grubs…
Haha that sounds pretty yummy, though!
Hahaha I love this. I want that dream Blair!! Now just to think of something stupid….
Funny, I was just having the exact same conversation with a colleague (who I had to explain a pet rock to). Speaking of getting rich, I heard the lead singer of Twisted Sister being interviewed about a musical he’s doing. He explained that they used to have enormous Xmas parties in his 8,000 sq ft home. How is this guy this rich on one album from 30 years ago? That album was clearly his pet rock…
Damn, how much money did ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ make? Crazy
I don’t think Silly Bandz have made it across the pond, but reading about them – animal shaped rubber bands – I can see why the concept works given they’re collectable and wearable.
We had Loom Bands here. Luckily they were after my time but I did find myself in a situation of having to make them a couple of months ago and once I figured it out I found it surprisingly calming. At least they involve a bit of manual dexterity and memorising patterns.
I actually think Loom Bands are kinda cool, lol. I agree, there’s more to them than just buying them. I’m all about crafty things. I’ve made a few with my nieces and I actually enjoyed doing it.
Hahah what? Pet rocks? Are you kidding me? I swear sometimes I think the world is crazy.
I think they came out in the 80s — so it was quite awhile ago lol. It was literally a rock in a box and sold as a “maintenance free pet” He made something like 15 million in the first 6 months. Crazy…right?
Hahah! Wow.. definitely crazy!
Being a very young child in the late 70s, I can safely guesstimate they were at their height in 78 or 1979 –I’m THAT OLD!
Hahah. Did you have a pet rock? I probably would have bought into the hype if I was a kid then.
My neighbour did and I was jealous!
For the first time in my entire life you’ve made me wish I was just a little better at being stupid. Like I HATE stupid with a passion but… Well I love money and you’re right, all I need is a stupid idea. Too bad I’m not good at stupid. Lol
Haha, it’s quite the conundrum.You’re far better off not being an idiot, though
I agree completely! But that money! Haha
You could move to Europe and let your leg hair grow out (and your underarms) 🙂
That’s true! I’ve always wanted to move to another country any way 🙂
So true. Just imagine that…. Time to start thinking of a stupid idea. Jajaja
😔 why didn’t I invent uber
Haha that’s a good one, too. Such a simple idea!