What’s up with that?
Today I decided to talk about a few things that make me go, “What’s up with that?”… Have you ever went to an all you can eat restaurant with your kids who clearly don’t have jobs, and found that they are going to charge you the adult price for your 7 and 12 year old? Have you ever took them to a movie and had to pay adult price for them? How about a family trip to a local amusement park with your husband, 1 year old, 5 year old, 9 year old, and 14 year old kids. You see on the sign that kids under 2 get in free with a paying adult and under that you see kids 2- 5 get in for $19.99, then under that you see the adult price of $49.99 applies to the rest of the group. You mean I would have to pay $50 each for my 9 and 14 year old’s to get in!? What’s up with that? A side note, this is hypothetical. I do not have 4 living children, and those are not my kids actual ages.
Why do businesses feel the need to charge adult prices for children as if the child is going to say, “Mom and dad, I’ll take care of my portion with the allowance I saved up” and everything will be okay? Do you have the answers to my questions, readers? Let’s move along shall we….
Have you ever caught a commercial on TV, hawking some “New” thing that they want you to call and order? You know the ones that might even give you a limited time to call and get the “special offer that will never be available in stores” and you see the little clock counting down the time you have to order. The ones that say order now and you’ll get free shipping, and as a special bonus offer, if you call in the next 10 minutes we’ll throw in a second one FREE of charge, just pay separate processing and handling…. Questions start running through my mind like, What if I don’t want a 2nd one? Why are you trying to push a 2nd one on me? If the first one ships for free, why do I have to pay a separate fee to get the free one? Do you really expect me to believe that you are going to ship them in 2 separate boxes because i’m supposed to be paying for that on the free one but not the paid one? Why is it always $19.99? Why do I later see the same crap minus the free one of course, on the “As seen on TV” shelf at Walmart? Why do I see some of it end up in Dollar tree like that shitty needle that you didn’t have to put the thread through the eye because the eye was a hook but the needles wouldn’t pierce paper? Why do the refills for some of these products cost almost as much as a brand new one (I’m talking to you Amope Pedi perfect with your $19.99 device and $14.99 replacement file roller things)?? I mean really, what’s up with that?
Cartoons… Cartoons have always been crazy and totally unrealistic, but what is up with the cartoons today!? I was flipping through channels of Sunday nothingness on regular TV and happened to land on a cartoon called Neds Newt or something like that. The little boy has a huge head held up by a tiny neck. He has dumbo ears that look swollen shut, and 2 strands of what I think is hair sticking up in the back of his head, but there is a gap of about an inch between the “hair” and his “head” so who knows. It changes sides every time he turns his head. His pet newt oh my where do I begin?? Before it eats it’s special newt food, it looks like a little blue rag with eyes. When it eats its special newt food however, it grows into a big blue walking, talking blob. This thing morphs into something different every 2 seconds and none of it makes any damn sense! Phineas and Ferb is okay and I have watched many episodes of that crazy cartoon, but the intro song needs to stop lying to today’s kids. It starts out “There’s 104 days of summer vacation and school comes along just to end it” Well that may have been true when I was a kid because we got out in early to mid May and wouldn’t go back until September, usually after Labor day. In fact, school starting in September was the reason that if your child was born after September 3rd, they had to wait until they were almost 6 to start kindergarten. Today the kids are in school until around Memorial day and go back on August 1st so yeah that is not 104 days of summer vacation. They send em back to school in the hottest month of the summer! What’s up with that? Heck some schools in Oklahoma have even adopted the year round school program where the kids don’t really get a summer break but they get 2 weeks off at the end of every semester. We will talk about Oklahoma’s poor education system in another blog though. But while we are on the subject i’m just going to say it.. Spring break does not take place in spring, at least not in Oklahoma. You can’t call it Spring break if you let the kids out for 1-2 weeks (depending on if snow days were used or not) in March, when spring starts in April! What’s up with that?
I guess that’s all for now. Do my readers have any What’s up with that’s that you’d like to add?
Until next time,