Thursday, 25 September 2008

You're useless and I love you all

Wow. I have to say how delighted I was to hear that so many of you ladies out there routinely hem your trousers with the aid of either superglue or staples. (My preferred method of sellotape was roundly and rightly condemned as amateurish and dangerous to washing machines.) The sheer practical inventiveness out there is impressive and of course, your collective cluelessness with a needle makes me feel much better about myself. Blogging: cheaper than thereapy.

I do think there is a business opportunity here though, prompted by what Spiral Skies said: if you are going to have the flash of staples in your breeks, why doesn't someone market a stapler intended for the purpose? With a range of colour-coded staples, like those boxes of assorted coloured threads you get with some sewing kits? You could make them a feature - sparkly rhinestone ones for evening wear, sombre greys and blacks for business wear. Or use contrasting ones to show how quirky and cool you are. Geometric patterns for the arty among you. Presumably they could make the staples out of something other than metal, though, so that you don't have to take your trousers off to get through airport security.

I am convinced this is a genius idea and am off to prepare a patent application. I promise I will almost certainly, probably, cut you all in on the profits when I am a millionaire. Maybe.

7 comments:

  1. Hmmm. Not a bad idea, the stapler, but wouldn't it just be simpler to use Wundaweb, now I think of it?

    http://www.singermachines.co.uk/sewing_accessories/catalog.php?category=Wundaweb+Vilene

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  2. I look forward to seeing you on Dragons Den.

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  3. No, I really think you're on to something there. We use staples to make our cats collars a bit smaller, but I never thought of the rhinestone idea.

    (We don't staple the collars TO the cats, you understand, though come to think of it, this might be a good idea. They keep losing them and the expensive little tags which are supposed to identify them. The hedges round here must be full of these.)

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  4. Yes! You're definitely onto something there! Imagine the fun you could have with that stapler...You could totally customise your clothes and you would never ever turn up at a party again wearing exactly the same top as the tall skinny model type girl who seems to do the top a lot more justice than you. And when I say you I - of course - mean me.

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  5. I'm away to invent one now.

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  6. I love this idea! Let me know when it's ready - I'll be your first customer.

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