When my youngest son graduated from crib to big boy bed we purchased a mattress liner just in case there were accidents. A few days later, I received an impassioned plea from the manufacturer begging me to write a review of their product. They were a small business and lived and died by their reviews. As an independent author, I can relate, but I found myself in a quandary. While the product had arrived on time and fit on the bed, my son had thankfully not given me a reason to test its overall effectiveness. I could write a review, without ever experiencing the full story, or I could wait and write the review after an event that by its very nature would put me in a bad mood. In either case, I doubt the company (or other potential customers) would see a benefit from what I had to say.
You may notice I’ve used some past tense. I arrived home from my business trip abroad just in time to care for my eldest son’s first school borne stomach virus. Yay! Nothing says I missed you mom like the opportunity to clean up the physical evidence of sickness in the wee hours of the morning. As much as I am washing my hands, running loads of laundry, and keeping the children separated, deep down I know that it is only a matter of time before it spreads to the rest of the household. But thinking on the bright side, at least this will give me a chance to drop those extra travel pounds I put on.
So do not fret Everyday Pure, you may yet still have another review in your listing. I just hope your product works as well on my youngest son’s bed as the one on my older son’s.
Speaking of products which might be better off never receiving reviews, if you enjoy toilet humor, you should really check out reviews for Haribo SUGAR FREE Classic Gummi Bears, 1 Lb on Amazon. If you do, be sure to read the review from April 25th, 2014 entitled A day that will live in infamy. My day may not be going as I anticipated, but I just have to read through these to remind myself how very worse it could be.
Some days I wear my author hat higher than the rest, some days my managerial, but today Mom reigns supreme. Due to my present situation, this post is brief, but let me leave you with a quote by William Ward:
or in my case – changes the sheets.