I was listening to Virgin Radio recently when one of my fave on-air personalities (Lee) mentioned a trend that made me roll my eyes. And when I say roll my eyes, I mean look at my own spine. It wasn’t pretty.
Lee was talking about a “trend” that’s currently making waves in the world of what’s popular right now.
And before I tell you what it is, I want to make something very clear:
NO ONE I KNOW IS FOLLOWING THIS TREND. NO ONE. NOT EVEN LEE.
Trends are a funny thing. Out of the blue something suddenly becomes the one thing that everyone is talking about.
Like this Feta Baked Pasta dish, which is ridiculously easy to make and surprisingly yummy.
Or these mosquito pants that when worn outside of your home, may repel other things than just mosquitos (like humans).
As you can see, anything can be a trend if it’s yummy or useful.
And then there are passion trends like getting the name of your significant other tattooed across your forehead. Or fashion trends like bangs. (Maybe bangs are the follow-up trend to someone’s name tattoed on your face?)
I’m not saying any of these are a good idea. I’m just saying that people follow them for a while and then look back at decade-old pictures of themselves and think, “What was I thinking???”
In some cases, decade-old pictures are actually six minutes old. Some trends go out as quickly as they come in. (Thankfully.)
Which brings us back to the trend Lee mentioned. I hope you’re sitting down for this or ready to look at your spine because it’s… I have no words.
Perhaps you can tell me which word fits best.
I’m stalling. I know that. The truth is I’m hesitant to share it with you.
Here it is…
The trend is bladder Botox. Yes, it’s a thing. I don’t understand it but it’s a real thing.
Clearly this form of Botox goes deeper than vanity injections like when you want fuller lips or a tighter face with diminished wrinkles. Bladder Botox is supposed to help with an over-active bladder.
Perhaps the positive spin on this ridiculous/outrageous/ludicrousness is the money people will save on diapers – young and old alike?