Monday, April 6, 2015

Ode to a Pet Rock

With the passing of the "inventor" of the pet rock, it's time to consider it's impact on society.

I remember it well in the early 1970's.  I was one of those kids who really wanted a pet rock - just like everyone else.

Then it was explained to me that it was just a rock.  It didn't do tricks.  It could not be taken out for walks.  That's when I learned what a "fad" was.  And a "scam."  Suddenly, consumerism was suspect!  The very idea that people would try to sell something useless....I was appalled.

But now I'm just used to it.

Now I see that rocks would never make for good pets.  And I have (too many) real pets anyway.  Make room for Rocky!

Did you have a pet rock?  Tell us about it.

1 comment:

  1. I have a little buddy, my buddy is a toad,
    although he's flat and muddy, and lying in the road.