Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Rating the Universe
Ever since I started reviewing things on Yelp, I suddenly want to rate everything.
But there's not a venue that I know of for reviews of everything in the world.
Perhaps that's why blogging was invented.
Also, when a company makes a product that I really like, I often feel anxious that they're going to stop manufacturing it, and feel the urge to send them a letter telling them to keep up the good work. Or to not change their product in any way.
For example, regular old Oil of Olay moisturizer. I've been using it for years but live in fear that they're going to change it to make it "new and improved," and will actually fuck it up.
It takes a lot to inspire brand loyalty in me, and branding and product placement are actually two huge pet peeves of mine, but when I fall, I fall hard.
My friends can attest to the fact that I'll often order things in bulk if I like them.
For instance, Nanak's Lip Smoothee chapstick, almond flavor: I order it in bulk off the internet!
Same with Nemat Amber oil.
Also, if I find an item of clothing that I really love, I sometimes buy multiples. Maybe in different colors, but not necessarily.
But getting back to my urge to rate everything. I would really like to give the manufacturers of automatic flushing toilets for public restrooms some notes on design and function. Sometimes they flush right after I painstaking put the little paper seat cover on the seat. This has caused a great deal of complicated and embarrassing methodology on my part in order to avoid my little seat cover getting sucked down the toilet while I'm unbuttoning my pants. And the greater my need to use the bathroom, the more distressing this becomes. I think that Mr. Bean could make a pretty funny sketch about this phenomenon.
Geez, I have so many good ideas for so many different industry leaders. Is there a directory somewhere? I should become a consultant for general life improvement...