They’re rubber bands. And they’re shaped like animals. So what’s the big deal?
Some people are not yet sucked up by the craze, like my friend. Her view on this is very simple. She says, “I had a collection of them when I was maybe five or six. They were cute then, but I think it’s a little weird for high schoolers.” On the other hand, other people are going bonkers over these rubber bands that were meant for kids (according to the package) at least five years old. So why are they suddenly so popular? Why do we now find these multi-colored bands wrapped around everybody’s wrists? Adults do not understand what the big deal is about either. My mom asked my sister while they were purchasing the packs: “Can they put up your hair?” “No,” my sister replied. “Can they do anything?” “I don’t think so.” “Then, what are they used for?” my mom asked, bewildered.
I did a survey, asking the people in my high school what they thought of these things and why they liked them, and here were their answers:
Random Student 1: Because they’re TOTALLY AWESOME. And they’re fun to fling at people.
Random Student 2: I think they’re fun.
Random Student 3: I mean, look at it! It’s a rhino!
Random Student 4: They’re cute.
They could answer the question of why they liked them, but they couldn’t answer, for example, how they were fun (except for maybe to fling at people. Please don’t do this. It’s not fun having rubber bands being flung at you). Maybe we could delve deep into the psychological aspect of this sudden craze, but perhaps it’s only a “phase”. This fad is going to be gone in an instant.
As for me, I personally think they’re cute. How about you?