I just adore Fred & Friends. If you are also a fan, then you know of what I speak. And if you’ve never heard of Fred & Friends . . . well, yes you have, actually. Even if you don’t know you know. Ya know?
A few weeks ago, I visited my friend JM’s blog, and saw a post where she talked about her new tea buddy, Mr. Tea. And even though I don’t drink tea, I thought he was über adorable, so I wanted to see if the company that created her Mr. Tea, had any other items that were creative and adorable like her new little friend, yet were unrelated to tea drinking.
So I went to the website of the company that made Mr. T, and fell in love with everything I saw there. And while I was perusing the site, I realized that I had actually previously seen a bunch of their items and/or even owned a few.
And then of course, I came across an item that I have coveted since this past Christmas, but had no idea who made it. I just knew that I wanted it, and still want it. One day, maybe.
And then I found something that I had not seen before, but I thought would be just perfect as a cute gift for my secretary. I love getting her kooky gifts just because she’s completely amazing and deserves gifts for no reason. It’s how I do. But then I thought, “Wait, me…..wouldn’t this also be a really great gift to give to someone else as well?” And I thought-responded, “Why yes. Yes it would.” And then I stopped talking to myself, because it started making me feel as if I was going to be committed at any moment. Gotta at least act as if I’m a normal member of society, right?
So, anyway . . . back to the item. It’s another office supply, so some of you might not be interested, but I thought it was fun. Then again, maybe it’s because I have two boys that pretty much can’t stop talking about all things farting and pooping and potty humor, and I’ve finally been drawn over to the dark side . . .
This little beauty is called The Butt Station Desk Accessory Holder. It is a little blue man, holding a roll of tape (the cutter thing is on his toes), sitting on a toilet seat full of paper clips, whilst holding a pen in his mouth. Behind him, there is a space for a post-it pad and more pens. This little guy has a lot going on. If you are like me, and are currently feeling like you are actually working in a toilet every single day at work, then this is the perfect little guy for you to subtly display your displeasure for your craptastic job.
Oh, but wait! Besides all of the cute little functional things that this little guy represents, he also has a secret talent. What is that, you ask? Well, his butt is a magnet that pulls out the paper clips when you lift him off of his perch. Yep.
But wait! There’s more . . . if you call right now, you will get this bonus gift! In addition to this lovely little gift that I bought both for my secretary and for one of you lucky contestants, I also bought a nifty set of pens that are also created by those irreverent and goofy bastards over there at Fred & Friends. They are called “Borrow My Pen” and have faux business names and slogans on them. They are rad.
And . . . there is one of these lovely pens stuck firmly in the little blue man’s mouth up there. So, if you get this great toilet guy, you will also get one of the Borrow My Pen pens.
I know, right? You are thinking, “how can she be this beautiful AND generous all at the same time? It just can’t be possible!” But it is, my friends. It is. It’s just a gift.
Ok, so . . . rules! Tell me about why you need this toilet man at your crappy job. Tell me a story about something goofy or crazy or just plain shitty that has happened at your place of work. And although you won’t be judged on your story (as always, random out of the hat picking by my fellas), I do need to be entertained, so make ‘em good. I need something to distract me from this toilet bowl of a job I’m in!
A lucky winner will be picked in a couple of weeks. Good luck to all!
(In case you were wondering, my secretary absolutely adored this gift. She liked it so much, that she walked around showing it to everyone, talking about how I know just the perfect things to get for her to represent her feelings about the job. Yeah . . . it’s magical at my place of employ, as you can see.)
**I was not compensated in any way for this post. All opinions are my own, as I truly do love the Fred & Friends products. I mean, how can you not love a company that refers to itself as “a lot like Santa Claus, but without all that breaking and entering?” Seriously. Love them. **