Up until yesterday, if you had asked me to guess what percentage of holiday shoppers agreed with the following rule, I’m pretty sure I would have answered 100%. No that’s not true. I would have stared at you like you were completely insane and ridiculous for even coming up with such a rule…cause its common sense.
Rule: If something came out the back end of a living thing, it is NOT eligible to be part of a Christmas gift.
I mean, I have heard over-enthusiastic owners refer to their pet’s business as “leaving a present”, but that too is dumb, and even if it weren’t I think (read: hope) that they don’t actually consider it a gift.
This, however, is a product that is meant to be paid for, shipped to you and then given to your nearest and dearest as an expression of your relationship and affection. I, personally, tend to terminate relationships that can best be symbolized by old elephant crap.
And I really don’t want to hear, “It’s environmentally friendly!”, because you know what, we have enough things that will not naturally biodegrade that we should be figuring out how to recycle. We do not need to help poo recycle, it does it well enough on its own…ask anyone who has ever driven past a freshly fertilized field.
…and if this was really necessary, they could have at least used reindeer.