Pinterest WTF?

So while I was bed bound last week, one thing I was capable of doing that didn’t take up too much effort was play on my favourite social media site, Pinterest. I apologise to any followers for the abundance of pins during that week, but hey, it was something to do.

One thing I started noticing was that there are some really REALLY strange things you find on the site. Basically, for those who don’t know, Pinterest is an image sharing website. You create pin boards for specific themes (so decor, food, certain colour palates…*cough cough purple cough*, etc.) and then repin something you find interesting. You can also add or create your own pins so it’s super useful for things like recipes – see something you like? Just pin it! The image links back to a web address which makes remembering and finding links you liked much easier.

Mostly, it’s used for things like DIY, home, decor, travel, recipes etc. But every now and then I come across something that really just makes me go: “Wait, whaaa-aaaat?”

First up, an idea for your child’s lunchbox. It’s called a Teddy Bear Island theme and the broccoli are meant to be the forests (see the bees?), the teddy bears are cut outs of cheese, apple and carrots (the brown ones are bear shaped biscuits) and then the “sea” is “blue coloured yoghurt”. No, really. Someone not only cut out foods in different shapes of animals, but they also used food colouring to make yoghurt blue. I don’t have kids, but if I did, I really doubt I’d have the time or energy to put this much effort into their lunch boxes. Plus, you know after this they’d expect a different “theme” every day!

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The next one is about the use of food colouring again. It’s almost Easter and Pinterest is awash with ideas for table settings to Easter dinner party food ideas. This one, however, takes the cake. It’s a description of how many drops of food colouring you need to create the desired colour effect for egg decorating. Egg. Decorating. In case you weren’t too busy preparing your teddy bear cut outs for your children’s lunches. Seriously, who comes up with this stuff? Who are these people who have so much time and energy to spare! Can I hire them to do simple tasks like my admin?

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