There, I said it. I admit it. I believe it is an hereditary condition, and I cannot wait for one of my children to develop the symptoms. My son in law, "The Admiral" has it too. How can you watch the info-mercials and not get sucked in?! I admit that some of the things are not so great, but they all have a money back guarantee. How can you go wrong!
I own a Showtime rotisserie - you know - "Set it and Forget it". That one is pretty darn good. The food cooks quickly and evenly and is very tasty. My only complaint is that mine squeaks a bit and it is not as "Pretty" once it has been used. For Christmas one year I got the "Pasta Basket" . Now that one is special. I am a proud owner of one of the original "Ginsu" knives. You remember, you can cut a tin can in half and then delicately and perfectly slice a ripe tomato with it. My dad bought that years ago. See, it is genetic! Recently "Mommy" convinced me to get "Wraptastic" as I do tend to make a mess of Saran Wrap. She owns three of them. Oh my god! She has the condition too!
I have tried a few of the pet items. The black light that seeks out pet stains on your carpet.... fun to play with but I don't think the cleaning spray worked. But if I ever become a homicide detective I already have the black light to look for blood stains. Our dogs bark like crazy every time someone comes to the door. I bought a "Bark-Off". Got my money back on that one. It turns out that a rolled newspaper works better. The dogs totally ignored the "Bark-Off". Although it was working - sort of. "Calvin" was visiting and helping with some things in the kitchen and kept asking what he was hearing. We all thought he was nuts at first, we didn't hear anything. But then we realized that he was the only one able to respond to the "Bark-Off".
Now, The Sham-Wow! That one is a gem. You just have to remember to read all the instructions. They don't work any more if you put them in the dryer. I distinctly remember pouring water on the floor to prove that they are as absorbent as advertised! I also tend to buy these types of items as gifts. "The Admiral" could never get off to work or school without three trips back into the house for things he forgot, so I bought him the key ring recorder, so he could record reminders to himself. Brilliant!
A few years ago, when I went to "Mommy's" for our annual Christmas Shopping weekend, she introduced me to the "As Seen on TV" stores at the outlet mall. Who would have thought?! An entire store devoted to late night info-mercials. She brought a tear to my eye. And now, more than I could have ever hoped for, most of the local grocery stores and specialty stores now have entire sections of "As Seen on TV" Products. There is not one week that goes by that I don't stop in that section of the store and consider a purchase. I am seriously looking at the Flex Hose. The only problem I have is that if I order on line I can get two for the price of one. What a deal!!!!!
Wife, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Nurse, Grandmother, Friend...that's me in a nutshell!