I am collecting a list of 'pink' things I cannot stand this month, which I have renamed Pinktober. Its not hard to come up with a lot of them.
- Pink prescription bottle caps from Walgreens. And the pink clashes with the brown bottles. Why just pink? Why can't they come in a whole rainbow of colors so you can remember which bottle is which without having to pick up each one and read the label.
- Pink Snuggies. You know, 'The Blanket With Sleeves' that was all the rage last winter during the rising heating prices? If you go to their website, they still only exist in red, blue and green, but I saw pink ones in a store yesterday. (I will say, I saw an ad on TV for snuggies for your pet...) A bright pink snuggie will force you to redecorate your living room so you don't clash with the upholstery - now there's a way to fix the economy - sell pink snuggies, force people to purchase new furniture, it would be better than cash for clunkers!
- Breast cancer ribbon BAGELS! (No they weren't pink but its the idea that makes them fit here.) Yes, they had cherry vanilla bagels that were not round with a whole in the middle but ribbon shaped. I met my cancer friends for coffee and every one asked about them because of the sign in the restaurant but only one person got them because they were such a yucky flavor.
- Entire displays of pink merchandise - why can they put pink on things and expect them to sell? I was in Bed, Bath, and Beyond yesterday and there was a giant display of pink stuff. I looked carefully. Most of it was junk. I do admit that a couple of years ago, I purchased a pink handled chopping knife - and it is a really great knife. I bought it because it was on sale after Pinktober and got a great deal on a good knife.
Speaking of which, what happens to all this stuff after Pinktober ends? Does it end up in dollar stores or the 80% off rack like unsold Christmas merchandise at the end of January? Well, today is the 25th which means there are only 6 days to go in Pinktober, which will be saturated with Halloween so I might survive.