Friday, July 18, 2008

add baby to your household payroll

Its not a supposed to be joke. It is not tongue-in-cheek. It is a device that you can attach to your baby that will allow the child to be a human mop. Available in Japan, this product promises to help your child become a useful household worker. The sales promo says this:
'After the birth of a child there's always the temptation to say 'Yes, it's cute, but what can it do?'

'Until recently the answer was simply 'lie there and cry' but now babies can be put on the payroll, so to speak, almost as soon as they're born.

'Just dress your young one in Baby Mops and set him or her down on any hard wood or tile floor that needs cleaning.'

'You may at first need to get things started by calling to the infant from across the room, but pretty soon they'll be doing it by themselves.'

Think it sounds a little like child abuse? The ad goes on to say:
'There's no child exploitation involved. The kid is doing what he does best anyway: crawling. But with Baby Mops he's also learning responsibility and a healthy work ethic.'

Coming soon: Tired of having your aging parent just taking up space? Help them regain the thrill of work by using "Walker Mops." Just attach these specially designed mops to the feet of any walker. Now, when pa shuffles to the bathroom, your floor will be dust and particle free!

Act now, and at no additional cost we will send you two elbow mops so when pa falls, he can still be "on the payroll," so to speak, while he is waiting for someone to help him up.

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