December 28, 2015
Dear Friends and Family,
Thank you very much for NOT giving me any of the following gifts:
1.) The robotic companion cat is advertised as looking and feeling life-like. It has built-in sensors that respond to touch, causing the cat to move and to make a realistic purr. It will feel like a real cat when you pat it and is therefore supposed to be very relaxing. These cats are marketed especially as companions for the elderly and will be so effective you won’t have to worry about not visiting your loved one.
2.) Bullet-proof backpack All I have to say is that if we have come to the need for this, I have nothing more to say! But if you decided not to get me one, I hope you considered the $600 model.
3) DIY Netflix Socks These socks are designed to wake you up if you nod off when watching a movie at home. If you are wondering about the DIY part, you must assemble them yourself, and the schemata looks like a final in an engineering course. If you want to wash them, you have to take them apart and start all over again.
4.) Motorized hover board It’s like a mini-Segway and the person riding one looks wicked cool – that is until the board bursts into flame. Since I have difficulty maintaining balance on a flat surface even when not moving, you probably didn’t opt for this gift, but if you did, be advised it’s been recalled.
Again, thank you for your thoughtfulness and have a Happy New Year.
Dorothy C. Judd (c) 2015