False Advertising

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good sale. Especially at TJMaxx or Marshall’s. What I do not love, however, is false advertising. Anywhere. It’s like saying you’re 8″ when you’re really about 2″ shy of that…meaning 6″, not 10″ (because who would complain about the latter?). It’s like getting Catfished at dinner. Nobody likes a surprise like that.

A few months back, I bought an hourglass with black sand. Super cool, right? Aesthetically, yes. Functionally, think again.

I decided last weekend (thanks to a couple cocktails) to test it out with my friend and see if it actually went for an hour.

Forty-seven minutes later, we realized I’d been lied to. No wonder this sucker was at TJMaxx. Hello false advertising. How do you call something an “hourglass” when it’s really a “47-minuteglass”…it’s like buying a ticket to a Britney Spears concert and finding out it’s really Derrick Barry performing. While they both look the same and will be lip syncing their entire performance, it’s not what you thought what you were paying to see. Annoying. Same goes with a 47-minuteglass that you thought was an hourglass.

Granted this not-quite-an-hourglass isn’t being used to keep time so it really doesn’t matter, I just find it funny. And slightly annoying. But since it looks nice, I’m okay with it.

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