expectations vs. reality

If you’re anything like me, your time on Facebook starts innocently enough. You click on the app to see if that one girl you met in that one lab back in undergrad had that baby yet, or to troll your old neighbor’s rants about Trump, and soon enough one of the ads catches your eye. A super-trendy, super-cute bikini for $20? Click. That pair of sandals from Target that I put in my cart three days ago but never pulled the trigger on? Let’s look at those again. Click. Wait, BABY ROMPERS?!?! Click, click, click.

Then you see the price for said adorable baby rompers: $12.99?! No hesitation, sold. And let’s add a bow and some shoes for good measure. Oh, AND they’re giving me 10% off with code “gotchasucka”? No question. Here’s my Visa.

Then you wait. And wait. And wait… and a few weeks later, an inconspicuous package from China arrives in your mailbox. Wait, China? And why is the packaging the size of a postcard?!

Then you open it. And all you can truly do is laugh.. because you’re staring at an outfit that so poorly resembles the item advertised, and you realize you were totally played. Truly, the catfish of online shopping– this lace romper looks like something my niece contrived with a hot glue gun and my dad’s old hanky.

And now, you must go through the painful process of returning said junk to said phony online boutique, lest your husband see the error of your ways and insist on a full-on online shopping ban.

Moral of the story: if it seems too good to be true, it usually is, especially when it comes to Facebook ads. Oh, and I’ll totally call this company out: Babble Bear Boutique. Just. Don’t.







Ignore the fact that this baby would look cute in a paper bag.. 🙂 🙂


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