Sunday, December 19, 2010

This, not that

This is the bubblewrap I meant in last week's pink post, not the anti-static kind.


(I got scolded by a Walmart employee for taking this photo.)

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13 comments:

Eric said...

How does a Wal-Mart scold compare to a librarian shush?

Breda said...

I still got the photo, didn't I?

Lydia said...

I'm convinced this pink issue is a terrible ploy to guilt people into buying things that they think will support breast cancer awareness.

Ambulance Driver said...

Probably thought you were a mole from Target.

You're shifty-looking like that.

Atomic Nerds said...

INCOMING NITPICK! WARNING, FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY TO THIS SPECIFIC IMAGE.

I think in this particular case, the pink is a breast cancer thing rather than a "tee-hee girls like pink" thing. The pink ribbon in the upper right is something of the symbol for the anti-boobrot movement, and every October folks are encouraged to adjust hue to raise awareness*, etc. Now why the anti-breast cancer forces have decided pink is the optimal choice for representing their cause, that I'm inclined to think ties neatly back into your original point. Either that, or it's a nipple joke.

-Stingray

*I do not understand the purpose, myself. I'm reasonably sure anybody not of the socio-economic bracket likely to interact with the po-po over the contents of Mookie's pants, or those experts in the art of tinfoil origami is not only aware of breast cancer, but is also aware that it is bad. But I suppose "raising awareness" is more palatable than "Give us money so we can please save lives and keep boobs from being ruined" for some damnfool reason.

ViolentIndifference said...

I call October (is it October?) "National Breast Awareness Month".

Tam said...

"(I got scolded by a Walmart employee for taking this photo.)"

Wait, what?

Mike W. said...

Why the heck were they scolding you for taking a picture?

Obviously they're taking the advice of Homelandf Security seriously. I mean you're definitely a "domestic extremist"

Breda said...

Stingray - Doesn't matter if they stick a cause ribbon on it or not, they're not selling pink bubble wrap to men.

Tam - taking photos in a Walmart seems to be verboten.

jdege said...

"they're not selling pink bubble wrap to men"

Why not? They sell pink fiberglass insulation to men...

Mike W. said...

jdege - Yes, but nobody actually SEES pink fiberglass insulation once it's installed.

Montie said...

About a month ago, I was on a call with the local fire department. (I was foolish enough to arrive on scene first at a possible HAZMAT situation and thus was saddled with "incident commander" status).

Being a "trained observer" and all, I noticed that the FD guys were wearing pink T-shirts rather than their customary navy blue T-shirts prior to their donning of hazmat gear. I later found out that the pink uniforms were for "raising awareness about breast cancer". It seemed a little over the top to me at the time.

Tam said...

"Tam - taking photos in a Walmart seems to be verboten."

*perplexed*

In a world of ubiquitous cell-phone cams, no-photo policies seem so quaintly archaic.