Monday, July 30, 2007

People just want to throw away money; but I'm not catching any of it

This is it. I've found the vehicle to start raking in the dough.

From News of the Weird
Some parents feel "unprecedented levels of angst" to pick cool enough names for their kids, with some even hiring consultants, according to a June Wall Street Journal report. Baby-book authors charge clients $50 for a list of "special" names, and half-hour phone consultations go for $95. Another adviser charges $350 for three calls plus a comprehensive linguistic history of the selected name, and one California mother paid $475 to a numerologist to "test" the name Leah Marie for "positive associations." The Journal blames the problem on too much information about names (from the Internet), as well as parents' fear of dooming their child for life by insufficiently distinguishing their kid from others. [Wall Street Journal, 6-22-07]

Forget the kids though. I'm talking about a 'Pet Naming Service.' Just think how many morons (oops, serious pet lovers) are out there who would pay handsomely to have someone tell them what to name their pet.

This stuff is just too hard to comprehend---you have a person who must be smart enough to have disposable income to waste on something like this; but, they're too stupid to be able to just come up with a name for their kid. I've said it before, I'll say it again.

It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world.

1 comment:

Palm boy said...

These clowns need to read the chapter out of Freakonomics, where he shows how a childs name has well nigh nothing to do with the outcome of the child. In reality, it is who you are before you become a parent that has the most dramatic effect on the child's life.

Course, I say that as a complete teenager.