What the hell is up with Zsu Zsu pets?
We were in Toys R Us this weekend along with the worlds most unhappy people and there was this giant line forming by the front door. I wondered what it was about but didn’t bother checking it out. We had a sitter for a few hours and I wasn’t about to waste it on a line in TRU. This is how Brian and I speak now. We’re all initials and spelling out everything. God help us when Jeffrey can S-P-E-L-L.
Anyway. We”re about to checkout and I realize that we don’t have a stocking for Ellie. No big deal, I tell Brian to wait in line and I’ll go grab one and be back. The stockings are over by the front door next to this giant line of people. I start to excuse myself through the line to get up to where the cheap traditional red stockings are when this guy shouts at me. “Hey. No cutting!” I turned and explained that I was just looking for a stocking and that I wasn’t trying to jump the line. He warned me that I better not be. Dude, it is not cool to menace other parents in a toy store. Chances are there are some children present.
I grab my stocking. Happy with my $2 find and I turn to one of the women in front. “What are you guys waiting for anyway?” “Zhu Zhu Hampsters” she says. Seriously? They are fake hamsters that can either be in nuzzle or play mode. You can buy them a giant habitrail. for your fake hamster.And you can stand in line (for several hours). Buy a real one. Out of the store in ten minutes.
Okay I realize they are less messy. But hamsters? Not a whole lot of work overall. I kept several alive throughout college. I totally don’t get the idea of fake pets. I’ll keep my real cat and the kids will get real hamsters if and when they’re ready.