Saturday, September 22, 2007

Crayon Rejection - Monday Mission

To RoseArt Crayons,

Who exactly do you think you are? And what is this waxy product you are trying to pass off as a crayon? The color is weak. It easily breaks. I'm trying to teach my daughter how to read the colors, and you call purple "violet". This is confusing to her young mind.

Crayons have been around for a long time. Do you not have scientists that can melt down the Crayola, figure out how they make it, and make your crayons as good? Apparently not. Or you are just lazy.

You may fool new parents. And well meaning people buying crayons for the children of their friends and trying to save a few pennies. But you can't fool me. I scoff at your "crayons." I walk right by them in the store. And I grab me a box of the good stuff. The Crayolas. I'm a big spender, shelling out those extra pennies for the real deal. Because only the best will do for my coloring book.

I mean my daughter's coloring book. (Have you seen her artwork? It's on blogs all over the world now - thanks to a certain nice little button)

RoseArt, you have been rejected.

Sincerely,

Painted Maypole


This post is the last in the September Monday Missions. Today's mission is to write a post in the from of a rejection letter. To participate, just add a link to your post in the widget below. In October the Missions will be hosted by The Flying Mum. This is next week's mission: "Congratulations! You are a top executive at a breakout new cable TV company. TV Guide wants to publish a sampling of your new fall lineup. For this post, please provide them with a description of some of the new shows."
I hope to keep up with them, as they've been a lot of fun for me (although I must confess, there have been some weeks I wouldn't have done it if I weren't hosting it! Hosting it makes me do it even when I feel uninspired, and I think that was good for me. So I may try to think of it as a homework commitment. I was always pretty good about turning in homework on time, but then I've been out of school for 11 years, so maybe not so much anymore? We'll see!)


44 comments:

Tracey said...

I agree. Roseart crayons suck. Their other supplies are ok, though.

Can't do a rejection letter today. Gotta document my trip!

Jen M. said...

Those crayons are horrible. And I FINALLY remembered to do this! Great prompt!

Blog Antagonist said...

You know...even the good crayons just aren't the same as they were when I was a kid. I don't know what it is exactly. More wax, less pigment? I found these crayons called "silky crayons" on the internet and they are very vibrant and very smooth and non-waxy. We won't use anything else now!

Chaotic Joy said...

My children's school always asks for Crayola only crayons. I remember one mother making a comment about this, and the little tirade about the merits of Crayola versus Roseart and generic. I may attempt your rejection letter today, if I find the time.

Jen said...

I had to come to see if this WAS a Helena reference! I loved your post and I love Midsummer - I've directed it 5 times, I think. Glad you got to play one of the all-time greatest roles. ;-) And Rose Art is a joke...

My name is Rima. said...

I had no idea that Roseart crayons sucked so much! Thank you for warning me against such a disgraceful product.

Sober Briquette said...

Oh, I'm really laughing because when I first looked at this post in my reader, I was shocked! that you were ranting so...I'd forgotten it was a Monday Mission! Good one.

Also, thanks for linking back to your button. I guess I skimmed that one and didn't realize that you created it with MQ's art.

I'm also glad to hear that the MM's will continue. I love them and hope that I'll do better in October (realizing as I say this that there are 5 Mondays in October, improving my odds, well a lot, because I don't do math in the morning).

slouching mom said...

I have written my first Monday Mission entry! You've inspired me, PM!

And I agree that RoseArt crayons blow. Just saying.

alejna said...

An excellent letter. Those RoseArt excuses for crayons have been firmly put in their place. Which is not in your daughter's art box.

Thanks for hosting these again. They've been lots of fun.

Mad Hatter said...

Good one! Gack, now I'm wishing I had finished the one I started last night. Ho hum.

Victoria said...

We gave up on our RoseArt crayons and used them to make melted-crayon-art with waxed paper (it's freakin' hot here and the RoseArt ones melt best in the noon sun).

Funny letter!

Ambassador said...

MP, I've joined the fray for Monday Missions! It's up on my blog now - even though it is a bit of a cheat, reposting something so recent. To make up for that, I am volunteering to be interviewed, if you have the time! Ken

theflyingmum said...

Are those the crappy crayons they give your kids at some restaurants?

theflyingmum said...

Oh, I forgot, I managed to get a submission in for this week's mission... here

Beck said...

They ARE crappy crayons! We only buy Crayola now.

Jennifer said...

Crayola or Bust, baby!


(Just posted mine, and now I'm off to read the others, yay.)

Magpie said...

Huh. I've never even heard of Roseart. But now I know not to buy them!

theflyingmum said...

Hey, check it out: Crayola, Wikipedia. Guatemala? Who'da thunk it?!

carrie said...

It's amazing what spending that extra 10 cents for the Crayolas will get you!

niobe said...

I sooo want to do Monday Missions, but for some reason, my muse is nowhere to be found. Maybe next week's will be easier for me. Your post is great, though.

WorksForMom said...

PM, you are right on. I bought a pack of Roseart crayons for only .08 at Target - that was the biggest waste of .08 of my life.

nomotherearth said...

I must confess, I am pretty much a Crayola Snob. For me, those just are THE crayons. Nothing else will do.

Christine said...

rose art totally sucks, but i am a cheapskate and still buy it. I might try my own rejection letter!

Emily said...

This was a great mission! I loved ALL the posts!! (Although I do wish some of the blogs allowed "anonymous" comments because those of us on Wordpress cannot comment on those blogs.)

I am a Crayola girl, myself...

huddtoo said...

LOL I totally agree! They just aren't as good!

Although, you know, you could write a letter of 500 pages about WHY on EARTH they can't use "normal" colors! It's the same in the clothing industry (sorry V)... what happened to "blue", "green", "grey", and for goodness sake Black is BLACK! ;)

crazymumma said...

I likes me the badass crayons too!

I am loving these rejection letters. Great idea!

BipolarLawyerCook said...

I hate crappy crayons. Crappy pencils, too. Did you know that Henry Thoreau's family had a pencil factory, and that he was the one who figured out the mix of lead to graphite that kept the leads from being neither too brittle nor too soft, which we still use today in No. 2 pencils? Yep-- he was all "oh, I'm gonna repudiate modern society," but dude was an industrialist.

Momrepus said...

Ha! LOVE the Helena reference...it's one of our favortie quotes from this play. And your "Monday Missions" idea is awesome.

P.S. Rose Art colored wax totally sucks. Nothing compares to the ever-so-slightly-waxy-yet-colorful Crayola...so the kids tell me.

soccer mom in denial said...

I tried to find pink - plain old pink - in one of my boys' box of 64 crayons. There were all these extra words and it was so aggrevating!

Great letter.

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

OMG, RoseArt sucks arse!!!

thailandchani said...

Clever idea :)


Peace,

~Chani
http://thailandgal.blogspot.com

Catherine said...

SO TRUE. Then there are the "new" colors like Mac and Cheese. What??!

When I was a kid, my cousin and I melted down crayons to make into candles - hey, we thought they were wax, right? What a mess. Maybe I should blog about that...

:)

Oh, so cool about your daughter's artwork on the button! Somehow I missed that the first time around.
catherine

SusieJ said...

Yes, I could have written this letter! Awesome.

ewe are here said...

Nothing beats Crayola crayons, nothing! I hate those waxy cheap imitation crayons.

Cheers!

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Like the end result of a good meal, these Crappy Crayons started out as Crayolas!

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