|I saw this interesting product in a sporting goods store the other day:
It's a Parent/Child Boxing Glove Set, which consists of a pair of 14-oz boxing gloves for adults along with a pair of teeny tiny 6-oz boxing gloves for children. I'm no marketing genius, but the following sales pitches immediately came to mind:
I understand the idea behind it: Create a little quality time, albeit with a somewhat violent pastime. And even though it's not explicitly stated, the punching isn't intended to be directed at one another, but instead at a punching bag. Of course. But the entire thing just shouts child abuse and dysfunction. I love it. Someday, I hope to punch my child with these gloves, all the while getting punched by his/her tiny hands in return. #products
- "It's not child abuse if you give them gloves too."
- "Now parents and children can fight nicely."
- "Won't leave embarrassing bruises!"
- "Time to fight back!"
- "Teach a skill while teaching a lesson."