know this because my head did the RCA Dog pose with a "what's that you said?" Treadmill desk??
It turns out that there are desks built around treadmills so people can workout and work. Seriously? Two tortures simultaneously. Miserable multitasking. Now don't get me wrong. I spend a lot of time on treadmills. I own one and thought the $2000.00 price tag was a small price to pay for years of cardiac health but never did I imagine that I would want to actually be productive...in a "real" work kind of way... while walking on it. Frankly, I can't read a book while I am on it and stay focused. I know a lot of others can, but the best I can do is watch TV or
listen to music. Oh, and sweat...I can do that fairly well.
Now it turns out there are hundreds of models of desks designed around treadmills. AND the other thing, I discovered besides the numerous choices available is that these are EXPENSIVE. Even the most basic models are pricey.
|Basic no-frills kind of desk|
|cubicle land version|
Thought Number One: For Every Product There is a Buyer
I find this fact shocking. EVERY PRODUCT HAS A BUYER. In fact, there are probably a crap-load of buyers for most products and being needed, or valuable, or even being logical doesn't seem to matter. How else can you explain infomercials for such nuggets as Chia Pets, Flowbee and any brand of epilator? While I don't tend to hang out on channels selling products that dice, slice, cook-in-minutes, shave-off-pounds, make-me-younger, lift my butt and enlarge my boobs, I have, on a few occasions, sent in my
|Flowbee cuts and vacuums|
(NOTE: As far as epilators...that chick on the infomercial is a liar. The product that supposedly removes hair from your legs painlessly, should be used on insurgents in place of water boarding. They would confess everything they know in less than 3 minutes.)
Thought Number Two: Why do we buy the stuff we do?
I know that a lot of specific brands of products sell, in part because they becomes a trend. It's more about the "must have" hype than the cutting edge technology, abilities, or appearance. That could be said of certain brands of clothing, shoes, cars or any number of popular products. BUT does the fact that a product sells to the masses, make it a product that the masses need???
But then again, maybe there is one lone product that absolutely no one would need...ever.
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