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Monday, August 2, 2010

Too Far

Picture it: You're at a friend's house - a friend you know well (or think you know). This friend seems to have a level head. She's a little bit lonely but otherwise perfectly fine. You ask if you can use her bathroom. She says "of course." On the way to the bathroom you notice her bedroom door is open. You glance in as you walk past. Your eyes bug out as you notice this on her bed:


Do you say anything to her? Do you pretend you didn't see it? Do you order one for yourself??

*Thank you Sara, for the link!
**This situation is purely hypothetical! It didn't happen. (Unfortunately.)

27 comments:

Brady said...

For only $24.99, that thing is a steal!

Heather said...

Brady, that is exactly what I was going to say. Ha! I was also going to say that it is a little creapy, but sort of sweet. Maybe said friend might just need more hugs in her life. Lol.( I know its a fake friend)

alecia said...

Thanks for posting this. I'm adding it to my If-I-am-ever-widowed action plan. :)

Kathy said...

"The Hug Me pillow provides comfort as well as peace of mind."

WHAT IN THE WORLD?! The pic of the woman sleeping next to this thing and holding it's hand is totally creeping me out. How does it provide peace of mind? Potential buyers must know that the one armed pillow can't protect them if there's a robber. If I tried to sleep with this thing, I would probably wake up screaming in terror that I was cozied up to a 1/4 of a man!

Elizabeth Downie said...

I hear what you're saying, Kathy. A full man's body pillow would be a much better option. Genius.

Ashley said...

I steal it.
Here's the boy's version (Brady, you in on this?): http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4092345.stm
I'm proud to live in the country that comes up with this stuff.

Katherine said...

If this hypothetical situation was actually real, I would HAVE to say something! I mean, seriously, this is too weird to pass by with nothing said.

Joyce and Bill said...

Do they make a right one? Any discount for two?

Mark said...

Does the armpit smell like a man?

Robin said...

I am sorry, but that is just really sad. For me. I am depressed just looking at it.

As for you, probably best not to have said anything. I suppose it would depend on just how good of a friend she was AND the way you brought it up. If you asked where did you get this so you could get one, too, it would probably go over just fine. If you were obviously creeped out, well that would be bad.

Linda said...

Bates Motel comes to mind.

Crystal said...

That's awesome! Thanks for sharing!

sterlingandbrandi said...

I don't know, but if that pillow earned a paycheck, Sterling might get the boot!

And I loove that part of the description is that your search for the perfect white elephant gift is over!

Melissa C said...

That is super creepy!!!Reminds me of the time my own arm feel asleep and I touched with with my other arm. I was so weirded out!

jules said...

Before I tried it or after? lol

Ryan @ TheSinglesWard said...

I would first make sure that it wasn't wearing one of my missing shirts, and second, I would make sure it isn't wearing my scent.

If it did on both, I might be a little freaked out, especially if she's in the "Friend Zone".

Although, Elizabeth, if you order one, we'll personalize it for you. We'll send you a shirt and our scent in your choice of Ryan, Jacob, or Brian.

Elizabeth Downie said...

What are your individual scents, Ryan?

Ashley said...

best.invention.ever.

Ryan @ TheSinglesWard said...

Here you go Elizabeth.

http://thesinglesward.wordpress.com/2010/08/03/the-scent-of-a-man/

Ryan @ TheSinglesWard said...

http://thesinglesward.wordpress.com/2010/08/03/the-scent-of-a-man/

Erin said...

After my great grandpa passed away we were all at his house. My sister and I went down to the basement and saw on one of the bedroom beds a life-size plastic skeleton wearing a sombrero. We're pretty sure grandpa put it there before he died - he was sort of a prankster.

Bed body humor works at many stages of life.

Sara said...

Looks like quarter man was a hit! Or at least a good topic for conversation! It's creepy, but there is a little part of me that thinks it wouldn't be the worst thing to cuddle up. haha

a.p. said...

oh wow. i've seen the genius boomerang pillows, but never this... run away. far and fast.

Anonymous said...

I would like to exchange links with your site elizabethdownie.blogspot.com
Is this possible?

Elizabeth Downie said...

That depends, Anonymous. Who are you, and what links are you talking about?

Liz said...

If I ordered two would that make me a slut?

Liz said...

I would suggest to this "Friend" (is it really you? You can tell me, this is a safe place) I would suggest spraying Old Spice all over the pillow. That would really help out the Old Spice company, it would open up a whole new market for them.