THIS ONE IS SO good, you’ll want to believe it’s real.
This Amazon review has captured the hearts of people worldwide – it details “a mother’s struggle” to keep her house stocked with tissues, as she has three sons who go through a great deal of them for, ahem, personal reasons.
I have three reasons for needing so much Kleenex, and their names are Liam, Samuel and Hank.
If I don’t supply absorbent paper products, I’m going to find my dish towels hidden in the basement, stiff as aluminium. The other day, I almost cut my hand on a sock. I am sorry to speak so frankly, but with three teenage boys, a woman has got to be practical.
People rushed to offer their sympathies and empathise with the woman on Twitter, with some even wishing she was their mother:
Unfortunately, the review is not by a real-life struggling mother but James Thach, a children’s author who has become notorious for his spoof Amazon reviews. Take this one, about the spice cardamom, or this one, for an axe.
Do we wish a real mother wrote this review? Yes. Do we still think this guy’s a genius? Absolutely.