January 14, 2006

What do I do with the left hand?

Dear Tabasco Country Store,

I clicked on your 5 Alarm Oven Mitt (Item # 09168) in your on-line store. I was hoping to get two of this item. One right handed, and one left handed for taking large pots and pans out of the oven. To my dismay, you only offer the oven mitt in right handed versions.

Being fashionably correct is very important to me. I'm also dedicated to advancing the use of Tabasco products via home advertising and direct product placement when I have dinner guests. For example, I have a chili pepper bottle opener, a Tabasco labeled Pot Holder and of course various articles of Tabasco clothing along with various Tabasco food flavoring/seasoning products.

While I imagine I could use in tandem the Tabasco potholder and the Tabasco oven mitt, placing a potholder in my hand will result in a covered logo and reduced product exposure in addition to raising the potential of burning my skin on a hot pot or pan or the edge of the oven. Having two Tabasco oven mitts designed respectively for the right and left hand would ensure that not only am I being fashionable correct and safely protected from burns, but maximize the number of exposures by consumers to Tabasco products therefore reinforcing your premium brand position.

I hope that you will seriously consider my request to add the 'Lefty' 5 Alarm Oven Mitt not only for maximum logo/product exposure, but also for the benefit of left handed Tabasco consumers. I'm sure you can see the benefits the 'Lefty' would provide. Thank you for providing such excellent products and your attention to detail.

Warmest Regards,

Mad Munkey

I sent the preceding letter to the Tabsco Country Store today after searching for and failing to find opposable hand oven mitts. I'm confused why only one hand usable mitts would be produced. I'll let you know what kind of response I get.

The TABASCO® marks, bottle and label designs are registered trademarks and servicemarks exclusively of McIlhenny Company, Avery Island, LA 70513.


At 8:47 PM, Blogger Still Searching... said...

Makes sense to me to have both a right and a left, considering you usually use two hands to take something out of the oven. Hmmm...

At 8:59 AM, Blogger 'nilla said...

um is it not the same design on the other side?

At 9:28 AM, Blogger Mad Munkey said...

Generally, no. They are usually plain or sometimes silverbacked. Since they don't show the other side, it can be assumed not. I would LOVE to see the reaction on the face of the person who gets that e-mail. They won't know if it is serious or not. Do you really think I'm that into Tabasco that I would care? It just struck me funny that I've never seen 'lefty' mitts before.

At 4:14 PM, Blogger Buffalo said...

Surely by now you understand left-handed folks aren't quite right. Some say they are the spawn of satan. You want to be encouraged in your left-handedness?

At 6:56 PM, Blogger Lara said...

So if they make one, you DO know you have to buy it now. Unless they are so grateful at the kind way you pointed out their oversights that they send you a complimentary sample.

At 12:30 PM, Blogger Annalis said...

Being a "lefty" myself I wholeheartedly support this letter. Don't even get me started on coffee mugs.

You know they say that lefty's will die three days earlier than right-handed folks due to the stress of living in a right-handed world. Or maybe we are just being punished for being the spawn of satan... :)

At 3:21 PM, Blogger Lil Bit said...

Maaaaaan... you reeeeeally like Tabasco, huh?

At 5:11 PM, Blogger Audrey said...

Too funny... and strange that they only make the oven mitt for right handers!! Lefty's rule. :-)

At 11:19 PM, Blogger Maggi-nifica said...

Not a shocker, and yet surprising.
I'm well aware of MM's quest to be couturely correct but in my minds deepest dreams and random thoughts, never in my life have I considered the fabric based items of the kitchen to have and hold as high regard as a lovely set of cufflinks or scarf

Never have I cared so much


now I want matching over mitts!


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