So I’ve moved my “interesting” anecdotes to their own Sunday feature… what will I do for SYW intros now? Well, for the time being…. in honor of today being my 23 year anniversary working at Mecca, I decided to jot down some items that would have been impossible or hard to find in a store when I started back in 1998 that have since, for whatever reason, exploded into their own huge categories with ample shelf space. I came up with ten of them, and will present them over the next ten SYW answer posts in countdown form for your amusement! To keep this list as natural as possible, new technology from the past 23 years that has become popular will not be considered…
And coming in at #10 for this week, we have those miniature collectible, often “surprise” toys that have satisfied America’s obsessive need to collect useless things. I remember Sheena (Not A Punk Rocker, to those of you old school bloggers) talking about the Lego “MiniFigs” they sold in the wake of last decade’s Lego Movie, and that seemed to be what launched the trend that created so many copycats among so many fictional franchises. Some of my SCT members who owe their existence to this trend that will not die include Tina, Zeeba and Bearcat, and of course, Ninja on a Skateboard who is the combination of two different items I found in one such “surprise ball” full of boys toys.
Now, while you ponder what else could possibly be clogging up Mecca shelves that would shock a late 20th century time traveler, let’s get on with those Share Your World questions! Provided, as always, by Melanie….
Would you rather be a super nice person and be depressed all your life, or be happy and a total *sshole?
Most super nice people ARE assholes. At least that’s how their perfect Pollyanna behavior comes off as to those of us who are apparently happy, but feel the need to complain about things all the time. I don’t really see the logic in this question, though that may be the perceptionist in me who does not believe there are any absolutes in this world and that everything is subject to the judgment of the individual…. including whether nice people are really nice (A word I always read in Carlin’s voice), and assholes are somehow happier.
Have you ever made someone cry?
I grew up with four younger sisters, of course I’ve made people cry before (See above question, Re: Assholes).
And I’ve been told the products of my creativity have occasionally made people cry. Whether that’s out of me touching a sentimental nerve or just because my work is so bad….. well, I might not want to know.
Are you a dreamer or a go-getter?
That I have such a vast and unusual imagination while toiling away at the same grunt job for 23 years should sufficiently answer this question for everyone….
If you were in a band, what instrument would you play?
The world is my band, and I am a virtuoso when it comes to the world’s tiniest violin…
Do you feel gratitude is necessary?
Apparently not… I couldn’t find it on the nutrition facts chart.