So by now you would have heard about the Bonds Baby Search 2011. Well I'm over it already and the polls have been open less than a day.
I wasn't going to enter Tricky because I thought I would have to put his real name on the entry - but I couldn't see anything in the rules that expressly forbade it... So I entered. I'm pretty sure he's the only baby with a pseudonym in the competition. That makes him cool, right?
Anyway, I'm well aware though that almost every person that
I'm a little bit different. Sure I think Tricky is the cutest thing I have ever seen, but I'm under no impression that people who are not directly related to him also share my passion for his toothy grin and chipmunk cheeks.
|Tricky's Bonds entry photo|
When voting opened today I naturally went straight to Tricky's page with my finger all ready to click VOTE... but there was a system error.
The mums of the 50,000 other entrants were also trying to vote at the same time. Plus the dads, the grandparents, the friends and of course all the Aunty Pennys.
Meh, no biggy, I'll come back later, I thought to myself.
Tonight I went to try again and whilst I could now access the site, the voting button was not working. I wondered (out loud on Twitter) if I was the only one experiencing it but MrsGMach of Our Life in Blog Form said she was having the same troubles too.
So I checked the Bonds Baby Search Facebook page to see if there was a "We're trying to fix it" message, and came across some very mature, well written comments from people who were wondering if perchance the system would be up and running any time soon:
Seriously, Ms Pixel (not her real name, though it was there, for all to see), is it really that important that it required swearing and shouting? Dude, take a breath.
What Ms Pixel is failing to realize is that as with all voting things like this, there is a 'Voter's Choice' winner but the rest are actually chosen by a marketing department.
It's a just a competition. Winning it will not guarantee you happiness or health. Winning it will not even guarantee you fame and fortune.
So here's the link for my Tricky. Vote for him or don't vote for him. He will still be the most beautiful boy in the world to me whether he gets a hundred votes... or just my one.
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