5 More Things That Are Still Things But Shouldn’t Be Things Anymore

We’ve already touched on a few things that are things that shouldn’t be things here at OohBother, but we felt would be remiss if we only allowed “His” perspective on this hot button issue.  Of course, I couldn’t help but put my own little twist on our list, so without further ado, I give you: 5 Things That are Things But Shouldn’t be Things Anymore, but I still totally use…

1. Hand Sanitizer

Oh, believe you me, ever since our little man was born two years ago, I practically bathe in Purell.  Kills 99.9% of germs? Can someone explain to me why we all aren’t just drinking this stuff when we get sick? I mean, I know why – I’m not a hillbilly and I’m also pretty sure I would get like, super drunk if I downed one of our Costco-sized bottles of Germ-X, but it still sort of sounds like an airtight idea.  Up until a few weeks ago, I would’ve been perfectly content to continue to lather up with anti-bacterial foams, gels, mists and body sprays, but then the FDA had to go and get all involved in my business and announce that,

Due to consumers’ extensive exposure to the ingredients in antibacterial soaps, we believe there should be a clearly demonstrated benefit from using antibacterial soap to balance any potential risk.

Potential risks!? To soap!? I give up.

2. Female Sideline Reporters

If you know me, you know that this statement is hugely ironic. (Sidebar: In another life, I was an aspiring sports journalist) Now, I’m ALL for women being a part of professional sports and think that there are a number of really talented gals out there (Erin Andrews, Pam Oliver, Suzy Kolber, etc) but when the camera cuts away from the action so that Tracy Wolfson can talk about how the sun (yes, that sun) is going to be in the sky for a least another two hours – I almost pull an orbital muscle from extreme eye-rolling.

3. Twitter

Yes, I own and operate a Twitter account, but I hate it.  I get that they are really useful in “branding yourself” and “sharing thoughts and ideas with other people”, but c’mon.  Let’s just all get on Instagram and call it a day.

4. CBS Sitcoms

I know my handsome (he really is you guys!) husband already touched on this one a bit, but I feel pressed to weigh in as well.  CBS sitcoms are the absolute dregs of the entertainment pool.  From the Big Bang Theory to How I Met Your Mother the caliber of these shows is, in a word, atrocious.  Oooooh, but do I ever eat that shit up with a spoon.  Three hours to kill?  Sure, I’ll plop on the couch and watch a Rules of Engagement marathon staring America’s sweetheart David Spade! Sometimes there’s just nothing better than a little mind-numbing quasi-humor.

5. Tights/Yoga Pants/Leggings

OMG you guys –  I. LOVE. Leggings. I wear them literally every day of my life (partially because I’m nine months pregnant and can’t squeeze myself into anything else, but mostly because they are fabulous.) and really pair nicely with a pair of tall boots and knee socks. While I would shrivel up into a little ball and refuse to leave my house if someone cleared out my leggings drawer (yes, I have one), I also fully understand that this look can’t possibly hang on much longer.  I think the menfolk are starting to catch on that a billowy top and a pair of LuLu Lemons may not give the most accurate picture of what’s going on underneath… So, I’ll hang on to this fad while I can, but if pressed I will admit, it definitely shouldn’t be a thing anymore.

So, there you have it folks, part II of OohBother’s “Things That Are Still Things But Shouldn’t Be Things Anymore”.  If you have a “thing” that shouldn’t be a “thing”, we want to hear about it!


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