I loved the video which shows a collection of Rube Goldberg machines being used by a few young girls as they sang their own version of the song. It is an inspiring video that really got me thinking about how I wanted to raise my son and (depending on the gender of my impending second miniature human) my daughter, from a play perspective. In any case, it’s great. There was a specific twitter user that I thought, based on their feed and previous conversations, would find the whole story rather exciting. So I sent a message to Kaye Toal (@ohkayewhatever on twitter) letting her know about the neat video and even neater product. Here’s the issue. Kaye Toal works for GoldieBlox.
Now, I’d said nothing wrong, nothing offensive and nothing derisive about what I had to say. I literally thought she would be interested. And to be fair, I guess she was. But the lesson is that you don’t know who you’re talking to. So, when you’re out roaming the wild west of the internet, try not to be a jerk. You may be talking to someone important. Like Kaye. Who, by the way, you should follow, as she is funny and smart and awesome and works for a really fantastic company.