We run into a lot of scenarios in our lives that stir up our emotions – good, bad or indifferent that demand a response. Sometimes an apology needs to be issued, or clarification is needed. As hard as some of us try to manage our time to multitask and accomplish the daily chores that must get done without some schmuck cutting off in traffic, or having a worthless coworker failing to pass along some vital information, words fail us. Hey, we”ve all been there as either a giver or receiver. Communication can be tough at times! For those times when I wish I had signed up for the professional mind reading seminar to understand the opposite sex or when a Curly moment (from the Three Stooges) kicks in:
“I’m trying to think but nothing happens!”… I just need a little help.
Fortunately an innovative set of tools is available to help express our emotions and relieve that inner turmoil !
I was shopping for some gift items when I ran across a note pad containing a check list of “Things You Must Do To Make Me Happy”. Immediately I busted out in laughter – here’s a perfect gift to build strong relationships – hey, don’t we all have unmet expectations?
There are some choice action points: Remember the punch line. Shower. Give me the remote. Give me a break. Aim.
The back side of the pad makes it all clear; “Standard communication can fail because it’s nuanced, improvisonal, and ripe for misunderstanding. With this pad, you can definitely state your needs day after day. Remember, honesty is easier the multiple-choice way.”
So who is the company behind all this wit?
Who’s There was founded on January 1, 2002, by Jen Bilik, with the mission of creating interesting, smart, well-designed gift and stationery products, along with anything else that might strike the Who’s There fancy. Knock Knock is the pioneer product line of the company Who’s There, Inc. and boldly infuses wit and intelligence into everyday communication. —
There is so much great stuff from Knock Knock that is not only funny, cool, helpful, and useful to organize our busy lives; items available are printed pads, stickie notes, wheels, cards for every occasion, flash cards, office supplies and more.
I really like the humor behind every piece from the high quality printing, good design sense, witty writing all at reasonable prices from $3.99 upwards with the bulk of the product line under $10.00.
Check out some these items that I received from Knock Knock specifically designed to relieve the STRESS in my life defined as:
The emotional turmoil and upset to one’s person caused when the mind overcomes the body’s desire to choke/slap/punch someone who desperately deserves it.
For those times when a person steals a parking spot, I reach for a PARKING CITATION .
Or when I need to convey a message with brutal honesty, I reach for a WHILE YOU WERE pad.
Or when some blame needs to be dispensed, there’s a WHO’S TO BLAME pad.
And for those times when I need to “man up” and apologize for my infractions:
There are some useful things too! If you’ve got young kids that require babysitters, there’s a handy dandy punch list containing all the important stuff to keep your sitter sane.notepad.
There are two other items to mention. Knock Knock produces interactive Wheels of Wisdom or… Cordless Search Engines for Life.
There’s �A Hypochrondriac’s Key to Worst-Case Scenarios � Yes, You’re Probably Dying� wheel chock full of wisdom. �With 40 common symptoms each characterized by 5 insightful dynamics, �Yes, You�re Probably Dying� will deliver the bad news you so long to hear!�
For instance, if I have a concern about “West Nile Virus”, I can spin the wheel and determine through the cut out slots that it is a “Mosquito-Borne Virus” and I need to see an “Infectious Diseases” specialist. In the meantime, I can obsess about “Potential Encephalitis” but it’s probably just “Too Much Caffeine”.
And for the Bruised and Confused, there’s the “After the Breakup” emotional tool wheel packed full of advice for however you’re feeling “humiliated, hopeless, stunned, bitter or disgusted“ with corresponding action points to Wallow lose job. get acne; to Avenge divulge ex’s darkest secrets and to Heal write in journal everyday. get some sun.
Last, there are flash cards printed on laminated cardstock. The set I got was the Vintage Slang Flashcards [that] employ ginchy learning techniques to get you chinning like a hepcat without a bobble. Whether you study solo or with a buddyroo, you’ll transform your L7 lingo into the berries faster than a prom-trotter can cut a rug.
58 cards – 58 words. In no time, I’ll know my ONIONS and pull some FUNSIES.
Depending on your sense of humor or lack of properness and protocol, Knock Knock has a website product line full of fun, high quality items that make for great gifts for your friends and coworkers that are high maintenance or memory impaired. With all seriousness, I appreciate the labor of love and the high quality items available at reasonable prices. We all need to laugh a little more these days, especially at ourselves. Humor does makes everything better.
The Knock Knock store provides a slideshow of all of the items neatly laid out with an interactive store locator by zip code.
Sales: (800) 656-5662