Whynot Gadget: noun. An item, gadget, or tool that has a function or feature that seems unnecessary or downright silly.
There is no way I couldn't blog about this. No way. It's just too silly.
I recently received some samples of the Gillette Venus Malibu razor. First I must say that it does a pretty decent job. Pretty much done in 1-2 passes. A little expensive at about $9 for a set of three (they are disposables), but decent. Cushioned, pivoting head and three blades. Nice.
And a scented handle.
Hang on. I'll give you a second.
OK, are you with me? Scented handle.
Some of you out there are saying, "Oh, neat!" But if you are like me, whose insanely logical engineer husband has rubbed off on them, you are saying, "Wait, what? What for?"
I just thought a scented handle was kind of silly. Is it going to leave a scent on your skin? No? Then what is it for?
So here's what I picture: Walking in to a room full of people who came up with the idea of the razor and asking them why they made that handle scented. I suspect I'd get one of two answers. One being, "To make it more appealing to women within the demographic of x and y," and the other simply being, "Why not?"