Monday, February 2, 2009

I invented the Snuggie

Yes. I invented the Snuggie. I just forgot to design a prototype, find the financial backing, and have them manufactured, distributed, marketed, and sold.

It all started one cold winter evening when I was reading on the couch under a blanket. "Gee, my shoulders and arms are cold," I thought to myself. "It would be great if there were some sleeves in this blanket so I could keep my upper body warm."

My mental Snuggie prototype had an additional feature that the "real" Snuggie doesn't have: a six-inch pocketed hem at the bottom, so you can tuck your feet in. Don't you hate it when you can't keep the blanket over your feet? Also, as everyone knows, if your feet are exposed, that's when the monsters can get you. DUH!

Then I realized that what I was imagining was just a backwards robe, so I went upstairs and put a robe on, with a blanket on top of that.

Yesterday I read they've sold more than 4 million Snuggies. Sigh. Yeah, they're ridiculous, but someone is making a boatload of money on them. And I love ridiculous things AND money!

1 comment:

  1. lol! How true! How many people have made millions on MY ideas!
    But really, you did the right thing. Just save your money people and put on a robe or sweater and get a blanket! Then put your book and cocoa in your book and cup holder lap tray, whoops! That's my next invention! Better not give it away!