These advertorials are proof that logic and marketing don't always go hand in hand.
If you've heard of bathtub trays, then I'm sure you must have contemplated the necessity of such bizarre advertisement posters. For those of you who don't know what a 'bathtub tray' is, well it's simply an extended board with several compartments that come in handy while you're taking a bath. So, if they're so useful why are we raging on about it you ask? Well, it's often because of the contents that are present that, um, are totally unnecessary.
The people who manufacture bathtub trays seem to have no idea what women actually do in the bath and I find that strangely comforting pic.twitter.com/wHWCRteSYO— Sharon Su (@doodlyroses) March 24, 2019
There's an array of assorted items from a flower vase, to a bowl of salad. Oh, let's not forget the iTab accompanied by a cup of coffee, a glass of wine, an empty mug and of course a phone. After looking at this ad, we couldn't help but wonder who was the creative genius behind its promotion? One thing's for sure, they have no clue about what women do in a bathroom.
You know it's not a complete bath without a glass of red wine, a tiny latte, and an empty mug. Ambience brought to you by a phone video of a woman playing a ukulele and a handful of rose petals where your undressed salad normally goes pic.twitter.com/yFkBPczJfK— Sharon Su (@doodlyroses) March 24, 2019
As a woman, I enjoy painting my nails in the bathtub while simultaneously grabbing handfuls of cornflakes, reading about global warning, and watching people playing lady and the tramp with a giant sandwich pic.twitter.com/OlBddJn8xq— Sharon Su (@doodlyroses) March 24, 2019
While it has been claimed that women are way better at multi-tasking than their opposite sex, but seriously how many sets of arms and brains do they possess? It's impossible for an average woman to do everything at the same point of time. Sharon Su, a Classical pianist, was the one who brought this ridiculous plight of the company to Twitter's attention.
The EXCESS in this photo! White AND red wine! Green AND purple grapes! Eight kinds of cheese! And the piece de resistance...not one, but TWO phones pic.twitter.com/NulMR2S1yE— Sharon Su (@doodlyroses) March 24, 2019
Love sitting in a bubble bath with a glass of wine and a [checks notes] small undressed salad pic.twitter.com/NgA3ri2wXb— Sharon Su (@doodlyroses) March 24, 2019
According to Su, no one has the time or patience to arrange for a bunch of miscellaneous items before drawing a bath. It's hard enough to have some 'alone time' in today's busy world. Moreover, how could they complicate such a relaxing activity as taking a bath? She shared some of these images on her Twitter account along with a small note that is hilarious AF!
This company has figured out what women really want while bathing: half a bottle of j'adore perfume to continually spray while nomming on cherries and sipping an electric blue cocktail pic.twitter.com/TO5QblI48N— Sharon Su (@doodlyroses) March 24, 2019
Look if you're not chowing down on waffles and hot dogs while gazing at stock photography of the ocean then what are you even doing pic.twitter.com/2EQvQNsa9k— Sharon Su (@doodlyroses) March 24, 2019
After Su's posts went viral people started coming with their own take on the use of such a ridiculous tray.
This exaggerated instance is exactly what Su meant!
Time to open that beer :) pic.twitter.com/dYSb2C0Int— Jan 🇪🇺 Wildeboer #NotABot (@jwildeboer) March 25, 2019
@HeyTraceyFacey reveals what really goes down.
@dexter_doggie takes trolling to the next level with this picture.
Apparently the water part is optional. pic.twitter.com/eTQ6mQQKfU— Dexter the Dog (@dexter_doggie) March 24, 2019
How can you not question the authenticity of this situation, right?
@markseifer01 takes us back to history and proves how it's been going on for years now.
This has been going on for quite some time. As noted on the caption of this 1872 periodical, this Literary Lady of Boston was depicted writing books in the bath, and appears to have a complete reference library at the ready for this endeavor. pic.twitter.com/l2XNHXINEc— Mark Seifert (@markseifert01) March 24, 2019
Nothing can escape the observant eye of @joffeorama!
Rookie mistake is to make the latte art BEFORE getting in the bath— Michaela Joffe (@joffeorama) March 24, 2019
See how she busted them?
However, if you are one of those people who love destressing themselves while taking a long bath, you shouldn't push away the thought of getting one of these. They sure are handy and could be really useful to safely keep a book or a glass of wine. If you're in the habit of using some electronic gadget, which most of us are, they could be really useful.
After 30 years on Earth I finally understand what I want from life.— Cheryl Cartwright (@CDUB01) March 24, 2019