Yesterday marked the 115th birthday of air conditioning. Thank you Dr. Willis Carrier. Hot summer days would suck if it wasn’t for you! What a great invention. I’ve got to put that invention right up there with the other great ones. The personal computer, the phone, the remote starter, the car, fire. The list goes on and on.
One item that will never make that list is the “Sock-Aid.” Have you seen the commercial for this thing? It’s a real doozey. You pull your sock over this plastic device that your foot slips into. Once you’ve done that, voila! The sock is on your foot. What a breakthrough for mankind!
This device is supposed to help those who can’t bend over to put on a pair of socks. If you can’t bend over to put your socks on, you don’t need “Sock-Aid,” you need a hospital bed.
Don’t you have to bend over to grab the socks from your drawer? How about laundry time? Wouldn’t you have to bend over to grab the socks from the dryer? How about the Sock-Aid itself? Unless you leave it on the kitchen counter, wouldn’t you have to bend over to pick it up so you can prepare your socks? That’s a lot of bending over. Suddenly you can’t bend over to put on a pair of socks?
I’ve seen commercials for some pretty dumb stuff, but this one takes the cake! I can’t believe anyone would be dumb enough to shell out cash for this thing!
But then again, the Pet Rock did pretty well for it’s inventor!