If you need a laugh, I mean REALLY need a laugh, I have a guaranteed solution.
There is a product sold on Amazon called the Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer. It a little plastic thing that you push a banana through, and it cuts it into uniform slices (see picture below). It is a lackluster little kitchen utensil with one very narrow purpose – to perform a mundane task that is already super easy to do. It is perhaps one of the most useless products ever made.
But here’s the thing. Several thousand people have written “reviews” of this silly and unnecessary product, making outlandish claims for it. And the 5000+ reviews are priceless. I laughed till I cried. Here is an example (note that over 35,000 people found this review helpful):
What can I say about the 571B Banana Slicer that hasn’t already been said about the wheel, penicillin, or the iPhone…. this is one of the greatest inventions of all time. My husband and I would argue constantly over who had to cut the day’s banana slices. It’s one of those chores NO ONE wants to do! You know, the old “I spent the entire day rearing OUR children, maybe YOU can pitch in a little and cut these bananas?” and of course, “You think I have the energy to slave over your damn bananas? I worked a 12 hour shift just to come home to THIS?!” These are the things that can destroy an entire relationship. It got to the point where our children could sense the tension. The minute I heard our 6-year-old girl in her bedroom, re-enacting our daily banana fight with her Barbie dolls, I knew we had to make a change. That’s when I found the 571B Banana Slicer. Our marriage has never been healthier… THANKS 571B BANANA SLICER!
35,202 people found this helpful
Remember to come up for air every now and then.
You’ll notice that many of the reviewers have made a “verified purchase” (Amazon confirms that they bought the product they are reviewing.) People are buying this product (for under $5) and giving it as a gift – and including the best of the very creative reviews with it.
It might not be the new wonder-tool that will make your life easier, but it just might be the gift that will give somebody a much needed cheering up. And the reviews are guaranteed to put a smile on YOUR face!