Whether you’re the type of person who loves to attend baby showers, or the person who can’t wait until that dreaded game of Toilet Paper Diaper is finally over, this is what we’d call a baby shower game-changer. In the best, but also worst, way possible.
We say best because this is one of the most genius ideas we’ve ever seen. Some clever pranksters have come up with a baby shower card that looks all kosher and run-of-the-mill on the outside, but holds a pretty powerful joke on the inside: a battery-operated crying sound that doesn’t shut off for three hours.
Yup, you read that right. So, now you can obviously imagine why this is also the worst card ever: you can’t shut it off. And it doesn’t matter if you rip up the card, or burn it or whatever — the only way this thing stops is if you physically let the battery run out.
It’s what we call a pretty staunch reminder of how precious but realistic having a baby is. Let us further explain.
On the outside of the card, a generic, peaceful baby is featured sleeping, with the caption, “A baby is the sweetest gift.” Once opened, however, it simply says “the gift that keeps on giving” with a musical note and a button. Push the button and the crying starts. Push the button again and it only gets louder.
Sort of makes you appreciate this doctor’s strategy for getting any newborn to stop crying, doesn’t it? Now if only it worked on the card.
If you’re in the market for one yourself (and be warned, you will ruin the shower by gifting one at your next shindig), they’re ready for order online at Joker Greeting for a hefty price of roughly $30 Canadian after taxes and shipping. Unfortunately, they’re also on backorder until at least March, since the product just finished a Kickstarter campaign to get it going.
Still, it could be worth it. Especially if you gift it to a mom-to-be in front of someone else who may need a little birth control reminder.