Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Great Sock Monkey Debate

I am on the fence on this one, folks ...

I just got an email from a manufacturer's representative with great news! When the economy is sagging, you need a hot product to get everyone excited and back on track. She has that hot product, the ultimate solution, our salvation ... sock monkeys!

I'll repeat that.

Sock Monkeys.

Now, here's my situation. In case you have not heard, (while you were under that medically induced coma) small businesses have been taking quite a punch lately. We at Zazu have had to face some very difficult questions lately; (a) can we pay the rent? (b) can we make payroll? (c) will it be 80 degrees at our holiday party next Thursday (OCT 23rd - come on over)?

So, you know, I am going to leave this one up to the people to decide.

If we bring in the Sock Monkeys, something else will have to go. I'm thinking Webkinz.

So this is the part where you choose sides - Sock Monkeys or Webkinz? Webkinz or Sock Monkeys? To be fair, I have included video of both candidates below. A coin toss determined which was presented first. This is democracy at its absolute best, don't you think?

Please consider all sides of this great dilemma. Cast your
vote by posting a comment below.

Enjoy the videos.

So, which is it? Please cast your vote for either candidate by posting a comment below by clicking on the tiny "comments" in light blue. We will post the voting results daily.  And ...

There will absolutely be some kind of big giant prize at the end!

*Note: No sock monkeys or Webkinz were harmed during the making of these videos.  I am pretty sure of that.


  1. Hi Caroline,

    Thanks for your comment over on my blog.

    I don't know which choice makes better financial sense (though one doesn't collect Sock Monkeys in the same way as Webkins, do they?) but I wanted to make sure you know about the Sock Monkey books by Cece Bell. My kids love A Star Is Bathed!

    Erin :)

  2. I am absolutely relieved to hear that there is solution to our economic woes ... in the form of a sock monkey.

    Webkinz are o-vah!!

  3. I vote for webkinz all the way. My kids LOVE them and have a great time with them (and I love the games also).

  4. Is there a third choice? If so,
    I vote for...
    c. none of the above.

    Oh Nine has bigger and better things to come, no socks and no webbies...

    But let's all get through Christmas first!
    Happy Holidays! I can't wait for the Open House!


  6. The sock monkeys are cute but do they do anything? They may help in our new business, whatever that may be...

  7. Mom to Webkinz Addict - owns over 50!October 15, 2008 at 10:53 PM

    Caroline, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE for the sake of my beautiful 6 year old, do NOT get rid of the webkinz. We tell everyone that you have the best prices on Webkinz (especially when you run a sale), so we are out there recruiting new customers for you.. and you know while their little one is debating on which webkinz to add to their collection, the parents is browsing the wonderful items you have in the store.. its a WIN WIN situation!!

  8. Sock Monkeys for sure. Webkinz are old news.

  9. Can you just hire the little girl in the video...sure looks like a store pleasantry supervisor in the making. Please no sock monkeys:)

  10. I vote for the sock monkeys. They remind me of when I was little only better colors. I am sooooo sick of webkinz. Morgan

  11. Looks like it is a tie!

    I don't buy WK. Never have, never will.

    Not sure how much love I feel for the monkey of the sock....

  12. As Anonymous said...Entertained for hours. YES...but have you signed up for parental controls??? I for one vote for letting our children learn the lost art of pure imagination. Their OWN imagination! Cast my vote for SOCK MONKEYS!


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