Tuesday, January 26, 2010

whoa there, alarm clock

Today I saw something at work that was so offensive, I can't even believe it. It's a product we sell, a talking alarm clock.
Every time you press snooze, it talks in a different voice. Make that a different accent. Every stereotype you can think of, saying stereotypical things. And it's not marketed as a joke like you would find in some stores.

-A Mexican saying something about pistolas.
-An Italian threatening to shoot you if you press snooze again.
-An Indian saying "please to be waking up now, thank you!" almost Apu-style.

That's where I walked away. My coworker stuck around to hear more, and apparently there is a lisping man saying "time to wake up, sweetie!" Your day would be faaaabulous after that, no?

I'm not going to bother to link to it, or even buy it to show people. (I don't want to reward the people making and selling this by giving them money.) I'm just amazed such a product exists, and that we sell it. Only in the South.

1 comment:

LittlePea said...

Wow. That's.....yeah. It's funny that stuff like that still surprises me.

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