Daily Archives: March 13, 2007

Amazon’s Statistics

Sometimes Amazon recommends something that actually makes sense and is helpful. Sometimes I shake my head. For instance, the other day one of my teens was looking at an acne zapper device on Amazon. Today when I went to Amazon’s home page, I was greated with some statistics.

And 6% are really stupid

So the vast majority of people who view the Zeno Acne Clearing Device purchase it. 2% purchase the replacement cartridge instead (let’s hope they already own the device) and 6% purchase an electric razor. Do you think they are going to shave those pimples right off their face?

18. Tchaikovsky makes me nervous

My mom had a black enamel jewelry box painted with Chinese-type decorations. Pagodas and such. She rarely wore jewelry from it (mostly inexpensive costume jewelry). When she did, it meant she was going out. The jewelry box played the most recognizable tune from Swan Lake.

As a small child – probably up until I could babysit my brother – I’d panic when I heard that tune. It meant babysitter. Why I didn’t like a babysitter is a mystery – I remember having fun with a few of them – but I hated it when my mom would go out. To this day that bit of Swan Lake makes me anxious.

That and the smell of Avon’s Topaz Cologne.