I was thinking that I should put on my Ab Belt as seen on TV, before beginning to blog. It sends signals to my nerves to work the ab muscles and I don’t even have to workout.
Then, I figured that I would pull out my Magnetic therapy hair brush and begin to run that amazing laser comb to stimulate the scalp. When you are follicle challenged, it sure is exciting to know that my hair will start to grow like grass in a garden.
Of course, I can’t leave out the wrinkle cream. I mean, I can put a little multi-active on the face while blogging and literally feel the facial lines just begin to fade into the rear-view mirror of life.
I haven’t even gotten to that plastic thing that you put your clothes in and insert the vacuum hose. Pretty soon, it reduces an entire closet full of clothes into one tiny container that easily slides under the bed. Of course, when I move to the closet with my ”shrunken clothes” container , I have to be cautious not to make much noise; might activate the clapper light switch and turn the lights out. (I know, I’ve hit the tipping point)
Which brings us to my blogging disappointment. It turns out that Skechers Shape-ups should not really be considered as toning shoes and fitness apparel. The Federal Trade Commission says that their advertising was false.
David Vladeck, director of the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection says that in wearing those shoes, the “only thing that got a workout was their wallet.” The FTC determined that when Skechers was advertising about its studies it was false, and that people “were gaining weight” rather than losing. They found that the toning shoes did not promote calorie burning or muscle building any better than basic sneakers.
Skechers is admitting no wrong. They have unconvincingly admitted no wrong by agreeing to pay a settlement that adds up to a 40 million dollar refund. Those who own a pair of the toning shoes can go to the FTC website and fill out a claim for reimbursement. Claims must be filed within the next eight months.
I’m guessing that the FTC spokesman has a sense of humor. He told the reporter that “Sketchers put its foot in its mouth by making unwarranted claims”. Next thing you know, we’ll find out that Buster Brown does not live in a shoe with his dog Tide. (Now that’s some advertising history)
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