Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Holiday Sightings

Being in a store over the holidays always results in some interesting sights.

In one store, for example, I encountered a group of young women trying to choose their laundry detergent by the color of the bottle. To quote a fragment of the conversation:

Woman 1: "What about the purple bottle? I have a lot of purple clothes."

Woman 2: "Yellow should be better for whites, right?"

No one was reading the labels, nor was there any indication that they were familiar with these products. I came away with the impression that they were buying laundry detergent for the first time in their lives.

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