One blogger’s personal bridge to nowhere

Elevator music goes protectionist

On hold waiting for a customer service representative at an insurance company, I was greeted with, among other messages and the compulsory background music, this little tidbit of holiday shopping advice.

madeinchinaAlso consider where the toy was mad.  China hasn’t had the best safety record of late, so consider buying toys from countries with better safety records, like the U.S.

Who knew that insurance companies and American toy manufacturers were in cahoots?

(image from flickr user poritsky under a Creative Commons license)

December 9, 2008 - Posted by | Economics, Humor, Uncategorized |


  1. Those insurance companies don’t want people eating lead-laced teddy bears 😉

    Comment by Brad | December 9, 2008 | Reply

  2. implicit pro-American propaganda while on hold? I heard this same thing today while on the phone with my insurance company. I don’t know about you, but I’m planning on buying an American flag bumper sticker and a Nascar jacket for everyone on my list.

    Comment by Ingrid | December 10, 2008 | Reply

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