Hey everybody... we got a new shower curtain liner yesterday!
Ok, normally this wouldn't be anything worth writing about, but the packaging for this product was so over the top that I couldn't help but poke some funnage at it. Check this out...
Apparently the marketing guy's job was at risk and he needed a breakthrough design to save his career. I sure hope this did it for him.
At first glance you might think there's nothing all that unusual about this package, but I've taken the liberty of over-analyzing it for your pleasure. Let's take a look at some of the details, shall we?
Ding ding ding... AND IN THIS CORNER... WE HAVE THE HEAVY WEIGHT VINYL SHOWER CURTAIN/LINER CHAMPION OF THE WORLD!
Good idea! Much better than those stupid tissue paper shower curtain liners the other people sell.
Not just 1 or 2... No, this product has 8 suction cups to keep it tight against your shower wall! Simply wet the portion of the wall you want the liner to suction to*, find the 1/4" suction cups somewhere along the side of the material, and be amazed as your curtain miraculously adheres to your shower wall for a full 3 or 4 seconds!
* will not suction to tile, bumpy surfaces or any other wall coverings other than brand new perfectly smooth shower enclosures not more than 1 hour old
Wha-huh? Is this really a problem... shower curtains bursting into flames in your bathroom? Perhaps this is important for the people who smoke while they're showering.
Hmm, according to this picture on the right, I should be able to take my curtain back to its place of purchase for a full refund if I'm not completely satisfied. So how exactly is this supposed to play out again? Let me try this scenario...
In 10 years I walk up to the Target customer service agent with a rotten, moldy shower curtain and plop it on the counter. My friendly cashier takes one look at it, smiles at me and says, "Oh, you say this has a lifetime guarantee? Well then, here's your money back sir."