Thursday, August 12, 2010

Is that 100% all natural love or a poly blend love?

I was Pouncing on Etsy the other day. I love Pounce by the way - if you’ve never done it you should try it. It’s a great way to see what’s new and what’s selling and it’s a much more productive use of your time than trolling the internet for pictures of Robert Pattinson without his shirt on. Not that I ever do such a thing.

Um . . . anyway . . . I came across an item that caught my fancy so I clicked on it and checked out the description and I was curious as to exactly what type of fabric it was made out of so I checked the Materials listing. And wouldn’t you know it, the thing was made with Love.

Yep, “Love” was listed as a Material. Now after I threw up in my mouth a little bit I decided to do a little research to see just how many people are out there drinking rainbow juice while stroking their fuzzy flocked unicorn figurine collection and listing “Love” as a material on their Etsy listings.

The result: 93,849. And no, they weren’t all tie dyed items either, though there were quite a few of those.

Okay, I get it. These are handmade items and we all love what we’re doing and what we’re making that’s why we’re making them. We put our time and hearts into these items but really, it’s still a business. Can’t we be a little professional? Let’s save the cutesy stuff for the description area or something. Do we really need to list “love”, “fantasy” and “karma” as Materials used in the making of our products. Are we 12?

Call me a grouch, or a killjoy or whatever but it’s just really annoying and ridiculous to me and if I ever get an inclination to buy something off Etsy and they have “love” listed as a material, I’m going to just say no. That’s just me.

I’m going to go punch a unicorn figurine now . . . and then Google “Robert Pattinson shirtless”

9 comments:

冠陳儒 said...

愛情不是慈善事業,不能隨便施捨。......................................................................

于庭吳 said...

說「吃虧就是便宜的人」,多半不是吃虧的人。......................................................................

Angie said...

You made me laugh so hard I snorted. You sound like me in my head. So funny!

Bec said...

Ha! You are hilarious! great post

48684 said...

原來這世上能跟你共同領略一個笑話的人竟如此難得......................................................................

方峻君 said...

時間就是塑造生命的材料。

Kathy and Bobber-Wobbers said...

Love-Schmuve.....I'm with you sister - yes, most of us probably do LOVE what we do/make/create (helllllo - that's why we're doing it), but again, as you say - it's still a business.

Really there ARE limits - so I'm with you, I've drawn a line in the sand and I dare a love-dovey to cross it....of course they probably will if only to give me a hug.......

Josh said...

Hi, hope it's OK to contact you here. We would love to include your blog on our giveaway search engine: Giveaway Scout (http://www.giveawayscout.com). Have a look and if interested, use our online form to add your blog (http://www.giveawayscout.com/addblog/ ). thanks, Josh

taylor kate said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaha! robert pattinson. . . hahaha!

i've got to share this with my fiance. everytime i mention robert pattinson, his eyes roll back so far in his head! haha!