I’ll admit it: I’m a Lululemon fan.
I wouldn’t go so far as to call myself a Lululemon addict (although I do know one or two of those). No, I’m a more the
cheap simple type: I have one pair of Lululemon yoga pants (reversible! two pants in one!), one pair of Lululemon capris (they look bad on me) and a Lululemon hoodie, which I would marry, if I weren’t already married to the Hubster. Honestly.
But, lacking in quantity though my Lululemon wardrobe may be, it is in no way lacking in quality. I rave about my pants, which I have worn A LOT in 18 months (I actually go to a weekly yoga class, and wear them to that), and I have worn my new hoodie almost every day since I bought it. My family even calls it my uniform!
Oddly enough, one of the items in my Lululemon pantheon that I’m most proud of is my BIG LULULEMON SHOPPING BAG. You know, the one with the Lululemon Manifesto on it:
Yeah, that one. I like to stuff it with our towels and bathing suits and use it as a beach/pool bag. It makes me feel important/smart/rich…take your pick.
But the one thing I read at Lululemon that isn’t on that bag has stuck with me the most:
Pop will be seen as the cigarettes of the future.
Now if you pardon the somewhat awkward syntax, you get the meaning, right? In 20 years, our kids will all be saying, "wow, Mom, I can’t believe you like, drank four cans of pop a day when I was a kid…" just like I can’t believe my own mom smoked when I was a kid.
So in a typical 21st century consumeristic way, when I saw that saying on the window of my local Lululemon store, I had an epiphany. And I gave up pop. And replaced it with this:
Maybe from now on I’ll carry my Perrier around in my Lululemon bag. Ahhh…the impression I’ll make!