Hey guess what?
You'll notice from the photo above that the Silly Bandz I talked about the other day are no longer on Melchett's arm.
That's because they were banned from her Elementary (Primary) School yesterday. The Principal made an announcement that they were thenceforth banned because some of the younger children were "finding them distracting".
Without incurring the wrath of freedom of expression Silly Bandz believers (read some of the comments, they're priceless) to be honest I can see the school's point...the whole excitement of the bracelets is taking them off your arm and seeing what shapes they revert back to, so that's what kids are going to do.
And unlike previous crazes like Pokemon or Yu-gi-ho cards or beyblades etc. that stayed in your backpack till recess (playtime), the colourful Silly Bandz sit on your arm tempting you to take them off and fiddle with them - what 7 year old isn't going to succumb?
Silly Bandz are still allowed in Goth Child's Junior High School provided teachers don't see them off people's arms, much like the ruling on cell (mobile) 'phones...they're allowed as long as they're not seen or heard. In fact, some of the teachers there are using Silly Bandz as rewards for good work.
Ah well, the good thing is I can now test out the Silly Bandz claim that they ALWAYS return to their original shape after wearing...today in Tempest's laboratory we will be testing this claim out on a not so skinny 42 year old's wrist.
You won't let on to Melchett I'm wearing her jewellery whilst she's out, will you?
(Ps. I noticed that as predicted, Silly Bandz are becoming 'news stories' in the UK already...still haven't spotted my first "Silly Bandz corrupt innocent children" or the like from the tabloids yet though).