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There I've Said It

So I'm watching a product review on a blog site.  I have to say I kept watching more for the sheer absurdity of the vlog then for the interest in the product.  Yep.  I'm a mean person... sometimes.

This product required that the user/vlogger get water from their kitchen sink.  Their sink was full of dirty dishes.  Come on!  Are you telling me that no pre-planning went into this product review video blog?  You couldn't take a few minutes to either clean the dishes, or just move them to the counter before filming?

Then the featured item was being used.  The vlogger apologized for the product being dirty and tried to rub off the mess.  Really? 

All the while this is going on you can hear little ones upset (the screaming, the arguing) in the background.  This is where I'm sure most of you will say "Geez, Ann.  You should know it's tough to find a minute of quiet time in the house.  What's the matter with you?"  Well, #1) I have the flu and I'm very grouchy about that and #2) We, the viewer, are being asked to pay attention to how wonderful this person thinks this product is while we're hearing whining from young children.  As far as product pitching goes, I'm done.  Turn the channel, what else have we got.

I've done video blogs.  I know what it's like when things are going well then the phone rings, or a child runs up needing your help, or the dog walks by knocking over the camera.  I get it.  I get that the house isn't spotless, and that we're moms, not professional commercial actors/directors.  But is it too much to ask that things get tidied up a bit, at least for what shows on camera?  I have enough dirty things of my own, I really don't want to look at yours too.

And as far as the kids go... I don't know... bribery?  Ice Cream?  I don't know.  Unless it's a precursor to you doing a product review of Calgon "Take Me Away" I just don't think it's a good idea.

There I've said it.

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