Products I Don’t Understand – London Drugs Edition

Yesterday, on my way back from my orthodontist appointment, I stopped at London Drugs to buy a doohickey that allows me to hook up Chloe, my beloved MacBook Pro, to a projector. You know, seeing as I start teaching my course tomorrow and I’ll be needing to hook up Chloe to a projector and all1.  Of course, then I also bought a presentation remote, some chocolate and some batteries – all of which I totally needed. Especially the chocolate.

But more importantly, I took some photos for you!  Because London Drugs is full of teh awesome.  Like this, the awesomely named “Purse Hooker”:


On the same rack as the Purse Hooker were the “Wear Once Panties”:


Because nothing says “classy” like panties you throw out after one use. You can even keep them in your Purse Hooker.

Less excitingly named, but equally lame, was the EZ Cracker:


First, is it really so hard to crack and separate an egg that you need to buy a large and cumbersome device that does this task for you? How often, really, do you need to crack and separate eggs that would make this a worthwhile investment? And finally, is it just me, or does that picture not show a yolk AND egg white falling into that bowl together? How exactly is that *separated*?

Another product that has one very specific, and likely very infrequent, use is this brownie pan:


Let’s take a closer look at this functionality, shall we?


Seriously, a pan that you bake your brownies in so that you don’t have to cut them? Have we as a society become so lazy that picking up a knife to make seven slices is too laborious for us?

Next up, is the Diva Cup:


Now, I don’t have any problem with this product itself – it’s actually a pretty good idea. Instead of filling our landfills full of feminine hygiene products, you can use this reusable cup. Very green. What I find weird about this product, though, is the little flower pin that you can see near the bottom of the package. Let’s flip over the box to see an explanation of what that’s about:

lapel pin

A Diva lapel pin?? Do they seriously think people are going to wear a pin on their jacket to make sure everyone knows how they collect their menstrual flow? Seriously?2

Also amusing was this bottle of “Diva Wash,” which was on the shelf next to the Diva Cup:

diva wash

I can use it to wash my face AND my menstrual cup? Hooray!

And finally, to finish this lovely tour of products and packages of awesome, a product that I actually did buy:


These batteries can last up to 30% longer in toys? Sweet!

Wait, are they talking about the same kind of toys *I’m* talking about?

  1. last year, I borrowed a doohickey – which I do believe is the correct technical term – but I needed to actually buy one of my own []
  2. For the record, because I know you are all now dying to know how I deal with my menstrual flow and I have no pin on my lapel to give you this information, I can’t use a Diva Cup because it’s incompatible with having an IUD. Or at least so the package tells me. I’m so ungreen! []