Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ergonomic Writing Tool: This is not a sex toy.

[ Whatever you think this is, it's not. ]

I saw this odd critter when my wife dumped her bag of Human Resources Conference give-a-ways on the table. For those folks who never attended such a conference it is an estrogen party, therefore, my question is not that crazy.

My question was, "They had a toy store booth on the vendor floor?" Naturally she looked at me with the what-the-fuck-are-you-talking-about look. Me being the gentleman I am, I picked up a little blue thing that looked kind of like ......

Now it was her turn to stare. Not at me but at the tool. "Oh My God, is that what I think it is? I don't know where it came from." I thought, "I am allowed to be confused because lights are off and with just window light it is easy to confuse the instruments - she has to be pulling my leg."

With all the tact I can fit in one statement I replied, "Right, and I wish I had the dildo booth over there too. With a 90% skirts to jockstraps ratio it is a windfall profit." (Close to what was said then. Darn memory) At that point it was laugh as if Robin Williams told the Viagra joke, me knocking over an empty wine bottle which made her laugh more. It was just one of those moments.

As composure set back in, she said with a total straight face, "You know, that does sound like it would work. Print company logos and whatever advertisements on them and it could pay for inventory." This is where I just stare, totally derailed; expected the you-are-full-of-sexist-shit-look. "Cool", I said.

Now that the comedy hour was over we actually tried to write with the damn thing. She said it was cute but not her kind of writing tool (Ok, she really said pen.) and gave it to me. I of course asked for batteries. Which got the eye roll instead of a comment. And that is the story of the "little blue pen that is not a rocket ship" and not the purple thing shown in the picture above.

Where do I go from here? I could pull the buzzer out of an old Beeper and wire it up in the "not Rocket" and make it a rock-it. No, that would lead to breaking who knows how many laws in some Baptist states. But it would be fun breaking those laws.

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