This post was suggested by _First Floor Mondays.
Ok. Good point. The wristbands are outta control. Even those Lance ones were never my favorite. Yes, it was for a good cause and all, but they were ugly. And they were Lancevertisements, which is one thing this country does not need right now.
Alright, I will admit right now that I have owned two so far, a blue and a red. Blue represented some spare change I dropped into a tsunami relief bucket at the U, and Red represented an extra pint of blood that I had lying around and wasn't using, so I gave it to ARUP. I tried wearing them to broadcast my selflessness to friends and strangers alike, but they pulled my arm hairs and got caught on things. Plus they would always wind up on the floor of my room by the time I woke up in the morning, evidence that they had been utterly rejected by my subconscious nocturnal self.
Its not all bad, though. Next time you are offered one and are too polite to decline, take it and use it as an ordinary rubber band. I have a travel soapdish whose period of usefulness was extended just by putting the ARUP one around it.
Compare the wrists. Is it any wonder Matheson lost the election?
"The Lists" entry for wristbands.