Curiosity proved to be rewarding.
Consumerism, and particularly goods targeted towards women have always fascinated me. Not only do I have an immense interest in what is being sold to me, but how these things are packaged incredibly intriguing.
Earlier this week I watched the premier of NBC's new dating program, Ready for Love. And I could not help myself from smiling every time the women entered the stage. A large portion of the stage is made up of a short set of stairs. At the top of the stairs, the women (hopeful of being the woman to win the heart of the bachelor) would emerge from bellow the stage via these box like housing. I could not help but see them as life size barbies. Incapsulated by the box like housing, each in their own individual packaging, presented to the bachelor as if he were walking down one of the various toy aisle, pick the one of his liking, purchase, and be on his merry way.