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Warehouse Roulette – Taking a Dump
November 1, 2012 5:00 am | by
Rise from the dead! 
Can it be? 
Is it true? 
Are blueberries blue? 
Can you believe it? A new Warehouse Roulette post! 
It’s Halloween (well, was, it’s tomorrow today), so, just like leftover fish in the fridge, it’s a grand day to resurrect Warehouse Roulette from the dead. 
In case you forgot or have no idea what Warehouse Roulette is, it’s my way of having something to write about. I’ve been bugged by Jenn and others to write posts on the blog for a long time, but I didn’t want to have to figure out what to write about while staying somewhat on topic. So the obvious solution was to write about random things in the warehouse. Warehouse Roulette! To make it fun and very random, I put all of the warehouse locations in a box, mixed it up and drew a location. And now I’ve managed to make the postings random too. Whoops. 
Speaking of Halloween, how was your Halloween festivness? Raise your hand if your little snowflake decided she was too tired to walk at the precise moment you walked past the furthest point away from home around the subdivision block.
Any good treats? Our kids hit the jackpot at quite a few houses. There were way too many nice folk allowing kids to “only take two” pieces out of the bucket. Two pieces… ha! To a three year old, you are saying “blah blah take handfuls”. Who’s going to tell a super cute peacock to put candy back? The peacock also learned the smash and grab technique after the first couple of houses: take the candy and bolt to the next house without looking back. That’s a proud papa moment!
Some of us never really grow up. I still get excited seeing the “help yourself” buckets of candy or the Bingo! house serving up “help yourself” full size candy bars. I also still like watching trains, diggers and dump trucks. Who doesn’t?
Matilda the goat doesn’t, but that’s another story. A story with intrigue, suspense, missing teeth and subtitles… in italics.
Dump trucks. Yes. I drew a dump truck to write about. It is a lovely dump truck made by Green Toys. Original owner, low miles. 
Green Toys is a cool company. They make high quality toys with a feel-good side. All of their toys are made from recycled plastic sourced close to their manufacturing facility. They’ve also proved why “Made in America/USA” means something. Sure, it costs a little more to manufacture here in the United States, but you just can’t beat American engineering and our drive to produce the best possible product. You just don’t find that in “cheap labor” markets. 
I’m using a lot of quotes in this post. I think I’ve used my quota for the day. 
Like all Green Toys pieces, the plastic moulding work for the dump truck is very well done. There are very few visible seam lines and one very clean belly button injection point per piece. I really appreciate the attention to detail. Details separate the wow from the meh… 
Remember your Matchbox cars from when you were a kid? They had doors that opened, interiors with steering wheels, shifters, seats and even detailed dashboards. The bottom side of the cars always had the model, year and a detailed floor pan with the exhaust and drivetrain. Nowadays, the cars are cheap. They have generic floor pans and minimalistic interiors. Meh…
Someone was paying attention when the interior molds were being designed for the Green Toys dump truck. Instead of a flat dashboard, it has a glove compartment, gauges, steering wheel and textured seats. It’s subtle, but makes a big difference.
Even the dumping bed looks good when the dump truck is taking a dump.
In conclusion, to recap and bring it around town, Green Toys are cool. They don’t use those annoying wires to tie everything down. It’s nice to know someone realized toys aren’t squirrels on meth
— Jimmy
“Keep smiling, it makes everyone wonder what you’re up to.”
copyright 2012 Cotton Babies, Inc – Taking a Dump

About the Author

Jimmy Labit is a full-time dad and has a lot of experience with cloth diapers. He takes care of the technical side of Cotton Babies when he isn't trying to juggle four kids. He is the male voice of Beyond The Diaper and brings a unique and quirky sense of humor to our blog.


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