I’m not ashamed to admit my weaknesses and one of them is gullibility. The main anecdotal example of my gullibility that my fiance likes to tell people is the reason his family moved to the US.
My fiance is 1/4 Hispanic. He portrayed a vivid story of how his grandfather immigrated to the US from Mexico to escape the family business of running a drug cartel. Being the modest baker that he was, great-grandfather Alejandro snuck across the border under the cloak of a moonless night, so that his future generations can enjoy a quiet life away from crime. Tales of his courage and adventure was gripping with near-deaths and friendly strangers.
As entertaining as the story was, none of it was true and apparently, I was the only at the table who believed that outlandish story wholeheartedly.
So when new products pop onto the market, I now review it with a skeptical eye. Is it real or just a gag on Funny or Die that’s designed to fool gullible people like me?
That was the question I asked when my friend, James Hicks referred me to a new product called the Handerpants. Handerpants are gloves that look like any typical Joe Boxer briefs complete with underwear seams and words across the wristband, like the waistband of an underwear.
According to the website that’s selling this revolutionary innovative product, Archie McPhee, the Handerpants “have the look and feel of men’s briefs. Slip them on underneath your gloves for extra warmth and protection from chafing! Wear them on their own as a vaguely inappropriate fashion statement! Hundreds of uses!”
I can’t say that I’m going to whip out my credit card this weekend to buy a pair to attempt to discover the hundreds of uses they would provide, but the faux infomercial is fun to watch.
With that, I’m off to start my invigorating weekend, which starts with watching my fiance play The Sims, Facebook version.