March 21, 2015
And the award for the most useful WTF item of the year goes to, FUTURE TOOTHPASTE!
First off, if you have this in your country or you’ve seen this before, please let us know. We’re so out of touch with Canada now, after being gone for almost 7 years now, that for all I know this could be everywhere. But maybe it isn’t. In fact we’re in Canada now as we publish this and I didn’t see this kinda toothpaste at Walmart, and if it’s not in Walmart then that’s a clear indication of what’s part of mainstream culture or not. Ay! Come on: you know it’s true.
But, if you’ve tried this kind of toothpaste before, do you like it? If you’ve seen it before but haven’t tried it, GO TRY IT NOW! And if you’ve never seen it before but want to try it, you can pick it up on Gmarket and experience the future. Soon kids will look at our old, crappy toothpaste bottles the way they look at VHS tapes, like “whaaaaat is that?” Seriously, it’s time for the old tube method to go. BEGONE! You’ve frustrated millions for decades. Uber has transformed the way we use Taxis. Tinder has transformed how we start dating (I don’t know, has it? I haven’t dated anyone but my wife for over a decade now, and you young whippersnappers have entirely new rules of engagement than what I grew up with). It’s time for someone to change the way we brush our teeth. The revolution is now, people!
Side note about toothbrushing in Korea – there aren’t a lot of automatic toothbrushes. Most people use manual toothbrushes. What’s fascinating, though, is WHY automatic toothbrushes aren’t used. One of our closest friends in Korea went to a dentist here and was asked about her dental hygiene. When she told him about using a Sonicare, the dentist told her to stop because – no joke – automatic toothbrushes are for mentally challenged people. Now, I haven’t heard this story by anyone else, so maybe it was just one dentist who thought that and not all, but – for real – I barely see any automatic toothbrushes being used. Ok that’s it. STORYTIME OVER!