Last Saturday, my Husband Paul asked me to buy a potty for our grandson Darius. So, I went to TKMaxx first, I looked in the kids’ section, but there wasn’t one there.
Next I went to Argos and looked on their tablets, I asked the Assistant for help as half of them seem to be down, she came over to me and she found one that was working, I said, “I am looking for a potty for my grandson, he is one,” She typed it in and they came up from, £4 to £40 I said, “I want the cheapest one,” She clicked on the plain white one that was £4, I said, “I’m going to Asda next to see if they have a Peppa Pig one, if they don’t I will come back and buy this plain one,” She replied, “OK,” I then asked, “Are they in stock?” She said, “Yes we have seven.”
I then went to Asda, I asked the Staff near the entrance, “Do you sell potties?” They informed me, “Yes upstairs in the baby section.” I replied, “Thank you and went upstairs. I looked by the nappies, and didn’t see any. I looked by the car seats there was none there, nor was there any by the baby clothes. I was just about to give up when I spotted them. There was a lot.
They had different types, two main ones, the ones where the potty is on the ground and the ones that go over the adult loo seat. They had Darius’ favourite one, Peppa Pig. They were in two colours only, pink and blue.
In the type that went over the adult loo seat they had those in red and blue but in the potty on the ground they only had Peppa Pig in red! I took pictures of the pink potty and sent it to Paul then I rang him and said, “Shall I buy the pink one?” He replied, “Yes it won’t make any difference.”
I went to the counter to pay and I said to the female shop Assistant, “Please can you do me a favour, can you tell the powers that be, that boys watch and love Peppa Pig too, so they shouldn’t just sell the over adult loo seat in both colours but only sell the pink potty for the ground.” She agreed with me and said, “Other Customers have said the same thing, I will pass on your feedback,” I said, “Thank you and left the store.
Today Darius came over for three hours I showed his Mum his new potty and told her about the two colours only in Asda and that they only sold the potty on the ground one in pink, she said, “I wanted to buy him a Peppa Pig toy but the one I wanted to buy him was covered in flowers and pink, so I didn’t buy it.”
Peppa Pig creators should make not just pink toys but blue too, and if they had made the potties in green or yellow there wouldn’t have been a problem. This way they would sell more merchandise.