Never Ask A Hello Kitty Lover To Shop For You

I learned long ago that you should never ask someone that loves Hello Kitty to shop for you. While it would be obvious to the average person that getting Hello Kitty merchandise for a guy is not appropriate, Hello Kitty fanatics have a short circuit in their brain that negates this common sense. I’ve received more than my fair share of gifts that had been tagged with Hello Kitty on them and therefore do almost 100% of my own shopping these days.

The problem comes when a birthday or other gift giving event approaches. Since I can’t choose my own gift, I have learned to ask for things that can’t be found with Hello Kitty on them. It was with this in mind that I asked my wife for a USB flash memory disk for my computer for my birthday.

Now any normal person would assume a request for something like this would be Hello Kitty safe. Never underestimate the ever expanding presence of Hello Kitty to increase my hell. This is what I received:

Hello Kitty USB Flash Memory Stick

Yes, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. That is, in fact, a Hello Kitty USB Flash memory stick. Not only that, it is a limited edition Hello Kitty Flash memory stick that apparently is in great demand. I had to listen to my wife tell me how difficult it was for her to obtain it and smile in appreciation the entire time. 

Apparently there were only 5000 thousand of these made exclusively in Japan and they came in a special box:

Hello Kitty USB Flash Memory Stick Box

The box includes a 2006 Hello Kitty diary, a small Hello Kitty pouch and three Hello Kitty ink stamps (oh, yes, just what I need…):

Hello Kitty USB Flash Memory Stick Box Bonus

What these have to do with a computer memory stick is beyond me, but obviously those that make Hello Kitty items know that Hello Kitty fanatics will buy anything that has Hello Kitty on it whether they need it or not, so why not throw random things together? So my computer, which I have so diligently protected from Hello Kitty Hell, now has a Hello Kitty memory stick invading its USB port and likely will for the foreseeable future. It’s either that or spend another week on the couch in a Hello Kitty sleeping bag for not appreciating all the effort she went through to get me the gift…

19 thoughts on “Never Ask A Hello Kitty Lover To Shop For You”

  1. hey i love hello kitty my friends say im crazy but i would nere give them something hello kitty pluse my room is hello kitty and i still dont do that.

  2. I second Anna too. I myself for one is also a ‘crazy’ kitty fan. But no… I wouldn’t stuff the kitties to my friends as gifts…

    However, I would also gladly buy from you the Flash drive if you thinking of selling…. The whole package…

    Hee hee…

    Flavia from Singapore

  3. “Hello Kitty fanatics have a short circuit in their brain that negates this common sense”

    i have to say that a a hello kitty fanatic we are not all likt this. i would rather die than have my hubby have hello kitty things. all hello kitty things must be MINE not my hubbys….

  4. I wouldn’t buy HK stuff for anyone else. Sharing HK is just nuts. I could never buy a HK item and then give it away. Crazy. I’d buy it from you. What is a USB thing anyway? What’s it for? It’s cute, I really like the box.

  5. my husband just cringed when I told him of your plight, he sympathises with you. He advises under no make that NO circumstances give in to the HK scooter!! you’d be made to ride around with your wifie on it, in the matching HK helmet you can probably get a nice HK jacket emsemble too I’d rekon (especially if your a HK nut)!!
    HK Rocks – you must admit

  6. i sympathise with you i really do.
    as cute as hk is i think i’d die if it became an obssession.
    i agree with moosey though.
    if she gets that scooter it’ll be matching jackets + helmets that she wants next.

  7. hey
    i think hk rules, but i can understand that as a man you don’t and i also think that there are limits and some of the things i’ve seen on your site, although they are very cute, go way beyound that limit. i truely feel for you

  8. you should have more stores where people can buy hello kitty stuff and not just have them in random areas 🙂 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!……………..

  9. you should be happy..i love jello kitty a lot too…and i can feel how your wife feel about it…you should be happy that she share everything she love with you…

  10. duuuuuuuuude, hello kitty kicks butt!! she is like cute….ish….

    i rather have a devil hello kitty them some weird barbie doll!

    and i dont shop for hello kitty…..>_>….it is given to me! bc i aint weird!!<33

    any…have sum luck with ur website!

  11. There’s a great art to gift-giving.

    A gift should be mostly something the receiver appreciates, but also ideally something that reminds them of the giver.

    Your wife, here, has definitely mastered the ‘my gift will remind you of me’ aspect of the equation here.

    And just think, plenty of your commenters are happy to buy the box off you, because it’s so cuuute!


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