Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Nothing Says 'Romance' Quite Like Flannel

In honor of Valentine's Day I have to put a stop to something that is attempting to make its name synonymous with romance just like the Vermont Teddy Bear. I don't know a single grown woman that wants a teddy bear. Period. Unless that bear is wearing diamond earrings DON'T BOTHER! This new horror that says "THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT": The Pajama Gram. In case you aren't familiar, it's pajamas (as the name indicates) and it comes in a hatbox along with a lavender sachet and a 'Do Not Disturb' sign. This is from their Sexy & Flirty line:

Are you serious? I'd wear this in front of my kids on Christmas morning. This is not sexy and flirty. This is comfy. I mentioned that it comes with the hatbox and sachet - who needs a hatbox and what about a hatbox says 'be mine'? It isn't like it's the 1950's and a woman might have a real need for such storage. What woman is sitting around praying that her husband or significant other will come home Thursday night bearing a hatbox? And what is the purpose of the 'do not disturb' sign? Who is that message for? The maid service that may come down your hallway, at home? The kids, so that you have to explain it to them? Or if they already know what it means then it just gave them another topic for their next therapy session? Ghosts? What is risque about an adult hanging that sign from their own bedroom doorknob? If this Pajama Gram shows up at my door it better be delivered by a totally hot divorce lawyer.


A Mom Two Boys said...

"A totally hot divorce lawyer"...that's awesome.

I agree that it's a lame Valentine's day gift, but with a 6 month old and a 3 year old, it is one I would totally welcome. For more reasons than one...ahem.

Stu said...

So let me get this straight, you DON'T want a Pajama Gram? Are you sure? Your blog was a little vague.

What if that 'Do Not Disturb' sign did come with that maid?


Minnesota Matron said...

That is so funny. I wear less than that outside during the summer. I know of this company because they are mentioned on public radio ALL THE TIME as a sponsor. So you hear "Millions of children starved to death in Darfur today as a new tsunami is bearing down on the Indian coast. This show has been brought to you by Pajama Gram, pajamas brought to you in a hat box for Valentines Day."

Timing, people!

Colleen said...

is it bad that I want those pj's? and I don't mind if it's for valentine's day?? I'm all about the comfort quotient, people.

(although if I got some nice diamond studs or a diamond bracelet, I'd be cool with that, too)

jennifer h said...

Do those pajamas have a built-in bra? If so, I'll take them. Just not for Valentine's Day.

I don't want the diamond studs if they're attached to a teddy bear. I'm a tough customer.

Hot divorce, that's funny.

Melanie said...

You know what's REALLY sexy and flirty? The World's Most Invasive Camel Toe.

Anonymous said...

Thank GOD I'm not the only one who feels this way, especially about the Do Not Disturb sign. I don't want pjs, I don't want chocolate, I don't even want jewelry. I want a vacation somewhere warm and sunny with lots of umbrella drinks. And no pjs. ; )

Karen said...

Ooh, I'd love a set like that - to lounge around the house in. But it does seriously lack in the romance department.

I'm cheap and easy - give me chocolate.

HRH said...

Amen...although I have received both pajama grams and Vermont teddy bear Valentines in the past. It does seem weird how all the PJs are very grandma-like which could be the root of "gram"? Hmmmm...makes you think.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you. PJ's are PG and that does not bring out the sexay. lol

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Lulu said...

I swear, when I hear that commercial I think the same thing...why the hell do you need a do not disturb sign?! Who comes up with this crap anyway? Certainly not a woman.

stephanie said...

This is absolutely hysterical writing, well done.

We still have a Do Not Disturb sign from our honeymoon - it's metal and very classy looking, I couldn't resist keeping it - but I hang it on our master bathroom door because, like you mentioned, I do not want to discuss its meaning with my children. And we do not have a maid who might accidentally pop in any minute. HousekeeeepinG!

calicobebop said...

I'm with jennifer h, if that set of pjs has a built-in bra, I'll take them!

I love how they are advertising these on the talk radio stations. Somebody really ought to take pity on those poor guys and clue them in!

Madame Queen said...

Okay, I don't want those pajamas for Valentine's necessarily, but I love it when people buy me pjs because for some reason that's something I never buy for myself. The only problem with those? I don't like for my shoulders to be cold.

And as for the Do Not Disturb sign? The thought of hanging that up while my kids are in the house just gives me a serious case of the heebie jeebies.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Dude! I left a comment here. I know it. Darn Blogger ate my comment!

I said somthing snarky about the price tag of those wondrous pajamas. It was funny when I first typed it, but not it's just annoying. I hate that, almost as much as I hate people that thingk $70 pajamas are a good idea.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

I'm all for jammies. It's like shoes and bags for me. It's the idea behind this campaign that has (my much sexier than what these idiots sell) panties in a knot.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

And Melanie, I'm still not showing you the picture of The Toe.


Nicole said...

I almost got my mom one of these, but that's a slightly more understandable...