As Seen on TV. A marketing phrase we see in almost every retailer these days. Usually some madcap product that appears in stores a few months after the “Only available through this TV offer” disappears. And usually the product fails miserably at living up to the hype. Remember the Veg-o-matic? Didi 7? No? Don’t feel bad most people have forgotten these wonder products, you’re in good company.
It used to be that RONCO was the king of the TV offered product, but now everyone is jumping on the bandwagon and some of the products seem to be best described as Frankenstein’s Failures. But today I think I saw the most ridiculous product ever, microwavable slippers.
That’s right, they are called Hot Booties, slippers that you heat up in your microwave. Maybe it is just me but the idea of putting something in my microwave that is meant to be in contact with the floor makes me rather ill. You put food in your microwave, foot that you are planning to eat. Your shoes are constantly in contact with the floor and no matter how clean you keep your floor it is not sterile. Would you lick the sole of your stillettoes? Okay I know that some people out there get their kicks from licking shoes but I am not one of them.
Oh yes they do give you a “Bootie Bag” to put the shoes in before you nuke them, but that bootie bag is not hermetically sealed it has a drawstring closure. Might as well be the Grand Canyon when it comes to germs. All those nasty little buggers being relocated to a new home in your microwave. Ewww!
Please send this invention back to Victor’s lab and Doc, I’ll thank you to keep your next invention to yourself!