let’s just see how long this post manages to live, shall we?
ok then. current (very soon to be former) line of work involves playthings—toys, puzzles, games, and the like. vendors will blast my inbox with announcements, sales, product launches, and so forth.
sometimes the content of the communciation will be wholly irrelevant to our merchandise niche. here’s an example from last year.
i found the picture below to be—in addition to completely unreflective of our years-long established purchasing / item category behavior patterns—highly disturbing. it wasn’t immediately clear why, though…
after pondering on it, there was no doubt that it was the disembodied pants that were so jarring to me.
definitely the pants.
ghostly. phantasmagorically perambulatory. pants on, nobody home. but what could could it possibly mean?
aha. NOW, we’re gettin’ somewhere!