I know that not everyone knows how to boil an egg. But still...
I don't want to believe that we've gotten to the point that there may be a market for eggs that tell you when they are boiled to your liking.
- How much extra are people going to have to pay for this wondrous help?
- Given the porous nature of shells, how safe are the inks? Really?
Part of me believes that designers developed these (and other products) for themselves. Then, in hopes of not being seen as lazy and in need of instant gratification, they pay consultants for ego stroking...by the time the story gets to the newspaper, it's full-out (but made-up) problem and isn't this company so wonderful for solving it?
Here's a favourite line from the article:
“I get so frustrated if I get the timing wrong and the egg is too hard to dip my toasted soldiers in. My design solves this problem.”
This was said by a 22-year old university student who invented an egg boiler.
Poor thing...yolks not squidgy enough and so frustrated...
Maybe I should congratulate him for identifying a major problem faced by millions and millions...okay...maybe not millions...maybe just one.
Here's a tip: Save yourself the money and buy a couple of dozen eggs and either bring in a friend who knows how to boil an egg to teach you or just figure it out on your own...it's not that difficult.