In an unassuming blue box sat the thing of childhood nightmares. Quicksand.
Quicksand that is just waiting to be mixed so it can spread out, swallowing the store and everyone in it faster than you can say, "Quick, grab that low hanging vine and pull yourself out."
Apparently someone thought it would be a good idea to offer children the chance to create their own quicksand pit.
Don't they realize how dangerous quicksand is to anyone who gets near it?
Isn't it bad enough that *everyone has a 72% chance of being stuck in quicksand at least once in their life, without us creating more and bringing it into our homes?
Look at those nice children on the box. Happily smiling as they create a silent killer. By the looks on their faces, I am guessing they never watched old movies or classic television, and no one warned them of the dangers. Or they are just being paid really, really well for this modeling gig.
When I saw the box at the store, I quickly snapped a picture of it to share with you. (See how I put your enjoyment above my personal safety? You are welcome.) I then slowly moved away from it, keeping my eyes on the corner of the box as long as I could, to make sure no quicksand was trying to escape. I payed no heed to the strange look the saleswoman gave me; I knew the danger even if she didn't.
Quicksand. It is real, and it is coming to get you.
Probably in your very own home.
Would you buy a Create Your Own Quicksand Pit Kit?
*Not a scientific statistic.
**I immediately thought of this punny conversation about quicksand.
***I probably don't need to say this, but just in case you are wondering, this post was in no way sponsored by the people at Create Your Own Quicksand Pit. Also, they are not actually trying to kill you. Allegedly.
****NaBloPoMo. Day 10 and still going strong.