Not a Chemistry Lab
A lot of fads that we've forgotten about - or tried to - often make a reappearance. I figure it's desperation on the part of marketeers. Can't come up with a smashing new idea? Unearth one that was a hit in another era. There will always be an unsuspecting younger generation who simply will not be happy unless they own at least one.
Thinking of lost/discarded fads came about on Christmas morning when I was handed a gift bag adorned with brightly colored Peace signs.
And I had the thought a little later when I opened a gift from my daughter, something I'd had in the....well, my youth, and it's popularity has never really waned. A lava lamp. The one she gave me has rainbow colored glass and is as mesmerizing as the all blue one I had....a while ago. A fad that just keeps on going - and going - and going and is oh so fascinating!
Others that had varied ratings on the Fascinating and Useful Scale are:
Pet rocks – this quirky fad began as a joke about the perfect pet; wouldn’t need to be fed, or potty-trained or crated. Came with their own little cardboard box.
Platform shoes – a footwear staple off and on since the 70s and can reach some unhealthy teetering heights. At least for me, someone who likes to feel the earth beneath her feet. Danger, danger!
Clearly, very chic, yet a challenge to maintaining an upright position beyond two minutes. Or two steps.
A real live Leisure Suit Convention. Last year. Somewhere up north. In the winter, when being outside is injurious to your health.
I am not making this up.
For the Car For the Home
Are there any you wish would make a reappearance?