Friday, November 12, 2010

*Contains Helpful Mandarin Phrases!

  Back when I started working for this company, they were selling a toy for children which looked just like a computer mouse with a marble inside.  Turns out, that's exactly what it was, a toy to help children develop computer input dexterity. We sold a lot of stuff like that; toy cell phones, PDA's, and even plastic light up computers.

Now, CheapMart presents the toy for the Next Generation:

Now with My Vacuum Cleaner,  My Sweatshop Sewing Machine, etc.

  I'd seen this toy mentioned on other blogs earlier, but this is the first I've unloaded.  I don't think it means the end of Western Civilization yet.   Cleaning houses can be pretty profitable; I know professionals who clean  on weekends for extra cash.   Plus, it won't hurt for the kids to learn how to be tidy early on.  Still, it looks so... professional.


  1. Why bother with a toy. Dammit if they've got the mass to give them the leverage put 'em on the business end of a real vaccuum.

    My late grandmother, rest her soul, had us dusting by the age of 5 becuase we could get the low bit she couldn't bend down to anymore.

    Oddly enough, my wife hates to clean with me because I insist on doing some old school stuff like...sweeping around the baseboards and washing the windowsills. Ah well, c'est la vie.


  2. Hnn. Honestly, I wouldn't consider something that encourages the kid to think of cleaning as something that normal people do as being a bad thing, much less "the downfall of Western Civilization" or "a sign of the apocalypse" or anything like that.

    Now, if they start shipping out "Baby's First Meth Labs" and "Oopsie Baby (catchphrase "Now he'll have to stay with you!")" or "Prosti-Tot" or other such nonsense, then we can talk.

  3. Now that you mention it, I haven't unloaded any "Bratz" dolls.