Stop! Take your hand off the mouse and don’t even think of clicking the “send” on the email to let me know about Hello Kitty for Men – yes, I’m fully aware that they exist, and (unfortunately) I have been for a few months now:
While the entire concept of Hello Kitty for men is disturbing, the emails themselves have been just as disturbing. First and foremost, there is something seriously wrong when I log into my email account and have 62 emails informing me about this news. This not to mention the people who have left the link in various threads on the blog.
Think about this for a minute — 62 readers read about something Hello Kitty and for some inexplicable reason thought it would be a good idea to send me an email about it. That in itself shows the Hello Kitty Hell I live in…
I have grown to expect emails from clueless Hello Kitty fanatics that somehow think that, despite the name of my blog and what I write about the evil feline, that I get excited about stuff like this. They have distorted their world view so much that they believe that I would feel the Hello Kitty for Men concept is a good thing:
“Have you heard?? Sanrio is going to be debuting a line of HK products for men! Isn’t that awesome!?”
“Hello Kitty was made for men. I’m buying these for all the guys I know. Your wife will be too!”
While it’s disturbing that anyone would view this as a good thing, these are typical emails that one expects when living in Hello Kitty Hell. What was surprising this time around was the glee that seemed to accompany many of the emails of what this would mean for me. While many began with sympathy for my Hello Kitty Hell, they eventually showed their true colors of being enthusiastic about the further pain and suffering this was bound to cause.
“Dude, guess your life sucks more. Can’t wait to see photos.”
“I know you hate Hello Kitty, but your wife is going to love these and torture you more with them.”
“These are the ugliest things ever, but get used to it because it’s going to be your new wardrobe.”
“Welcome to your doom.”
I’m not sure if it is a good psychological sign that in addition to the Hello Kitty fanatics who seem unfathomably compelled to read this blog, there are also a good number of readers who get a sense of satisfaction and happiness from my Hello Kitty Hell. Or as one reader aptly wrote about Hello Kitty for men:
“Sure, my life sucks. But not as much as yours.”
Yep, that pretty much sums up Hello Kitty Hell…
PS – in the time it took me to write this post, 3 more emails informing me about this news arrived in my account…