Fads Come and Go But Uggs Are Here To Stay
When I pulled into my parking spot at work this morning for some reason I had memories of what is was like about five months earlier when the street outside our downtown Toms River office would be filled with mostly young people playing Pokémon Go even at 4 o’clock in the morning.
If ever anything summed up the definition of FAD that was it as for weeks almost zombie-like creatures filled the streets obsessed with this game played on their smart phone.
A fad or craze is often defined as a trend that becomes popular very quickly, remains that way for a relatively short time and then fades into obscurity or just becomes an accepted part of society’s culture.
Don’t ask me why all of a sudden this morning I started thinking about those Pokémon Go days. Maybe it was because I was wondering would that craze have taken off in the winter when standing outside for hours would be a bit uncomfortable? I don’t know but it did start me thinking about fads I’ve witnessed or been a part of through the years.
Hula Hoops Crocs
Slinky Bell bottoms
The Super Ball Doc Martens
The yellow smiley face (have a nice day) Selfie Sticks
Girls wearing leg warmers Lava lamps
Rubik’s Cube Marbles
Waterbeds Silly putty
Toga parties Streaking
Beanie babies Goldfish swallowing
Mood rings Pet rocks
Diets like Atkins, South Beach and Zone Disco dancing
In doing some research I also found that most lists about the biggest fads include UGG boots. which I happening to be wearing today.