I was going to post something about wedding planning, but I got sidetracked by the local news and a commercial highlighting the Slap Chop.
The “As Seen on TV” kitchen tool chops/dices/minces whatever food items you put under it. Vegetables, fruits, meats; you name it, Slap Chop can chop it with, ahem, just one slap!
A fascinating item. Really. But, it’s not the product that struck me; it was the pitch man. He scared me. Seriously, what marketing company thought it would be a great idea to have an angry-looking man try to sell me something that has sharp blades in it? Apparently, Slap Chop Guy AKA Vince Shlomi was so successful with selling ShamWows—pieces of material that are like a chamois, a towel AND a sponge all rolled up in one—that his agent thought he could handle something with a bit more oomph.
Shlomi does have some memorable lines: “Chop nuts in one slap! So easy you can do it with one finger! You’re going to be slapping away your problems in no time. Making Americans skinny, one slap at a time.” But, I still can’t get past how angry-looking he appears. So, I googled him. Turns out Shlomi is not just angry-looking. He IS an angry guy. You can read about his anger issues here.
It such a shame that he’s so angry, what with the success of Slap Chop and the ShamWow. Perhaps he should take a few notes from Billy Mays who sells everything from cleaning products to life insurance policies. Smile more, man.
Oooh, if I order RIGHT NOW the Graty is absolutely free. I don’t know what a Graty is, but it’s FREE. Awesome.