This was an email that I got this morning. Read closely. I know the product that this email was advertising. In fact, I plan on ordering Sticky Buddy, the magical lint and hair remover. When you have two dogs and your day begins each morning with vacuuming the entire house, you look for any product that will do away with tumbleweeds of pet hair. While I look forward to getting a Sticky Buddy, I was unprepared for the copy that went along with the email.
Initially, you will notice that the ad just talks about Sticky Buddy and how it will remove hair, lint, etc. Even the price is reasonable. But then we get into the nitty-gritty copy describing the product, and this is where I get confused. Is Sticky Buddy a lint brush or a diet plan?
“Over 47 published clinical studies validate the key ingredients. It is 100% stimulant free, and derived from certified premium grade raw materials (the very purest materials available) which are then processed according to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), made in the U.S.A. HCG Activator does not claim to be a “miracle pill” but instead uses a scientific dietary formula and medically researched protocol that is based on Dr. Simeons’ diet, proven to reduce obesity, excess weight, and more specifically stubborn bodyfat. Now, you can enjoy the powerful effects of HCG without costly, painful injections with the only natural alternative to HCG medical administration that actually works.”
Do I brush the Sticky Buddy over my dogs and watch them melt away? Can I use it on unwanted guests who stay too long? Or perhaps, I just rub it over my thighs now that swimsuit season is upon us. Either the people behind the email accidentally combined two ads or Sticky Buddy has some questions to answer for the FDA or watch out,Weight Watchers! If all it takes to melt fat is to swish a Sticky Buddy over my body, I will buy a thousand of these things.
Okay, say the copy is wrong and this is not a dietary product. Look to the last part of the ad where it talks about getting rid of unwanted hair. Do you see where I might have a problem? The copy reads: Great for pet hair, spouse hair, crumbs, lint, bird seed and kitty litter.
Excuse me? SPO– USE HAIR? What the hell is that? Is your spouse’s hair on your bed or clothes that disgusting that you need to mention it in an ad with kitty litter, lint and bird seed removal? If your spouse’s hair bothers you that much, skip the Sticky Buddy and find a divorce lawyer.
I am almost certain that something is awry with this ad. But either way, my curiosity has gotten the best of me. I plan on ordering Sticky Buddy from this ad and I will do two things when it arrives. I will use it to try and rub 10 pounds off of me before my shore vacation in July, and I will see if a few rolls of Sticky Buddy can take the place of waxing. If it can rub spouse hair off why not my own hair. I have a feeling my husband, who is follicle-challenged, won’t want the Sticky Buddy anywhere near him. Oh well, this experiment will have to be mine alone. It might be me, but if this email is true, Sticky Buddy might prove to be the most amazing product since the Snuggie.