George was curious. So too am I.
Many of us grew up with Curious George. Learning, discovery, adventure, and observation through wide eyes and creative wonder.
So why not me too?
- The U.S. is one of the most obese countries in the world, and we proudly brand drive-thru “fast” food. NOTE: We are sitting while we order AND drive with food in our laps. How about a running path around the nearest Taco Bell?
- Why do they tell me to print my photos for safekeeping after years of floppy discs, zip drives, DVD’s/CD’s, external hard drives, jump drives and now ‘Clouds’ of all shapes and service?
- Why when you sell a home must it look ‘lived in’ but not as if YOU live there?
- Ever notice how easy it is to mimic a friend’s linguist tendencies? For example, an uptick at the end of sentence instantly trying to sell you a statement as a question? (NOTE: Same approach works with adding, “right?” at the end of the same phrase.) And worse, we nod in agreement, as the approach works.
- Is it just me, or is the premium retail outlet’s name, “White House, Black Market (WHBM)” slightly, well, awkward? I have some gorgeous suits from WHBM, but sitting down to approve that brand name certainly should have raised some eyebrows, right? Even an acronym with BM offers the marketer in me pause.
- How did my clothes become cool ONLY during high school homecoming spirit week? I am not old enough for my sweet girl to go through MY closet for old school, ’90’s theme’ day.
- Why do 14-year-old teenagers insist on only yelling or texting to have a conversation from a different room? Normal decibel or same room is rarely a first choice.
- Our sweet adopted (and former puppy mill mama), Lou, has heart-breaking separation anxiety. Amazingly, lying under my feet plus this pheromone collar stop the shakes. She can also sleep sitting up and instantly wake running for the food bowl not seen yet heard. She ironically doesn’t require a text or megaphone to know dinner is ready.
- Why do college textbook writers insist on creating definitions for lingo that will NEVER be used in the real world? What marketer is ever going to be the Board of Director’s rock star by reciting three paragraphs that essentially means, Be the Brand.
- Why do socks disappear? We all know they do and still no one knows the answer.
- How can there be so many television shows themed with wives…sister wives, retro wives, wife swap, basketball wives, angry birds, oops- wrong medium, similar concept.
- Isn’t an antique store a fancy way to say “the next home for my leftover and/or mismatched purchases?”
- Is Snoop Doggy Dog a real name, and if so, why doesn’t American Express show me that on the card in its promo efforts? Just to see the staffer take that application would make their past advertising campaign “Priceless” once again.
Enough curious observations for this George today.