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“Try me!”

131. When you press the “Try me!” button on a toy and you can’t get it to shut up.

I like toy stores, I find them fun.

Back in the day, glow-in-the-dark things, and “stuff that flies” were my favorite! I once found one of those toys with a pull rope thing and some type of disk over it that would fly toward the sky when you pulled on the string. And IT GLOWED IN THE DARK. I still play around with glow sticks and my glowy stars are still stuck to my ceiling. I even decorated my room with invisible glow-in-the-dark paint and it still glows 10 years later. Oh, the awesomeness..

I was at Toys-R-Us recently, and I went straight for the cheap discount toys, since those are the ones I find most familiar. After browsing around, I decided to go toward the modern stuff.

Peew! Peew! Peew! Beep beep beep beep

… that’s all I heard!

Those weird toys that activate when you step in front of them were freaking me out, man. Even the stuffed animals have some type of electronics in them. And they all say “Try me!” … and they have a button on their paws … or a string of some sort … and the “Try me!” sticker is red … and I couldn’t help it. Who can resist those things? I squeezed the bear’s paw.

So the bear started singing and all was happy with the world! A rainbow materialized from under me and it turned into a slide! And I was sliding down past mushrooms made of marshmallows and scooped up roses on my way down. Oh, wow you guys should’ve been there!

It lasted for about 1 second.

Then it got loud and I couldn’t get it to shut up. I squeezed the paw again and it started over with a different song. Then some other toy started singing. So obviously I walked away –crying. No, just kidding … not crying. Imagine? Hahaha!

I did walk away though, avoiding as much eye contact as possible while the thing kept singing.

I’m more than just awkward, amigos! For those of you on tumblr, come find me! I’m still just getting started with it.. but it’s getting a bit lonely already. Here’s the link:

  1. Haha….I do that on purpose!! I love to go through, press all the buttons and run away. I do the same with those silly singing greeting cards….

    August 23, 2012
  2. i never gonna touch them hahah

    August 24, 2012
  3. I kind of want to pull out the cool glow in the dark toys of my childhood now. But now that I think about it, maybe I shouldn’t. I used to have an ET doll that would scare me at night because his eyes were glow in the dark… why would they do that to children?

    August 24, 2012
    • I said goodbye to my ET at a yard sale, and now I’m wondering if the eyes glowed lol. I put it away at night for obvious reasons :p

      September 4, 2012
  4. Good one! Sometimes I wonder who is the “genious” who makes those noises go on and on. As a parent who has heard those toys over and over not just in stores but on Christmas day, I’d like to throttle the toy engineers (who clearly don’t have children)!

    August 27, 2012
    • They somehow manage to always make the doll’s voices super creepy..

      September 4, 2012
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