Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Do you all know who Billy Mays is? You may think of him as the "Oxy-Clean Man." Billy Mays is a "pitch man". He hawks products that offer you amazing benefits, helping you to see just how badly you need them. I admire him a lot.

Now, if you haven't yet placed exactly who he is, I will give you one more hint. A hint that is sure to bring him to your mind. Billy Mays is the yelling pitch man. Apparently sufferubf from a rare medical discorder that has left him unable to speak in a normal tone of voice, Billy is the one who excitedly yells at us about the benefits of his products.

I have never responded to one of Billy's ads. One of these days, though, I am indeed going to call the 800 number he yells about. And, when they answer, I am going to yell my order at them. Because that, apparently, is how they communicate.

I saw Billy pitching a product today that just may be the first product of his that I will have to buy. Mighty Putty. You see, for some time, I have been wondering if I don't perhaps need more putty in my life. And, if I do indeed need putty, well, Billy's putty is mighty -- a force to be reckoned with.

You can pull a semi truck loaded with a bulldozer with Billy's Mighty Putty. You can also put a handle on a mug that never before had a handle. You can fix table legs and other broken things. You can even make things stick to your shower walls, something which, I suspect, is not an easy thing to do.

Yes, as I watched (and listened to) Billy, there were several moments when I indeed thought that I really needed some of the putty. You can get six tubes of it for the price of two right now. They might even throw in a couple of extra tubes if you yell loudly enough when you call them. (I made that part up but you never know...) My mind wandered as I thought about all of the things I could do with six tubes of Mighty Putty.

Why, I could pull several semi trucks! (Something I have always wanted to be able to do.) I could fix everything that is broken in my life, and add handles to the things that need handles. I could put shelves where shelves aren't currently. I could stop up leaky downspouts or even leaky pipes. Yes, the more I thought about it, I needed Mighty Putty.

But Mighty Putty comes at a price. Not a mighty price necessarily but a price just the same. So I decided that, for now at least, I don't really need Mighty Putty.

Yes, I have things that are broken in my life. Things that need fixed and enhanced. Holes that need plugged. But they require a mightier putty than Mighty Putty. And all change comes at a price. Will I commit? Will I make change happen in 2008? Will I fix things and stop up the leaks? I hope so. It will take praying and persevering rather than yelling but change can happen. May 2008 be a year of change for us all. Mighty change. Courtesy of a Mighty God.

  posted at 10:24 PM  

At 4:08 PM, Blogger Jeannie said...

Or, you could just go to your local home improvement/hardware store and ask for a stick of "epoxy putty".

At 4:58 PM, Blogger Draw The Line said...

Personally I like JB weld. It even comes in a putty like mighty putty does. Mighty putty just has Billy as a pitch man.

At 9:50 AM, Anonymous johnlortz said...

Anyone considering purchasing Mighty Putty via the TV ad needs to Google all the other products this idiot Billy Mays shouts about. For every one of them there are continual problems with being double charged, over charged, triple charged, coerced into purchasing extra products which also results in extra charges, over charges and extremely high S & H charges. In most cases the S & H charges are way more than the cost of the product. Then when anyone makes an attempt to contact their supposed customer service number there is rarely an answer and when there is one the representative is extremely rude and in some cases even hangs up on the caller. There have been many cases where the person making the purchase has had to close their bank account and open a new one in order to get that company to stop making electronic withdrawals from their account. They have even found a way to make the electronic withdrawal after the bank has been notified that the withdrawals are not authorized. All in all, this idiot Billy Mays is truly a new "Snake Oil" salesman who rants and raves over absolutely "JUNK" products.


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