The blog formerly known as   Fake Plastic Fish
April 2, 2009

Okay, okay!

I am not ready to publish a new post, but I just can’t leave the previous one hanging like that. OF COURSE it was an April Fool’s joke. Well, the part about me quitting Fake Plastic Fish and taking a job with Johnson & Johnson was a joke. Sadly, the part about toxic chemicals in J&J baby products is not. So if you haven’t had a chance to follow the links and learn more, please do so.

Most of you guys understood the joke. Surprisingly, most of my family members did not. They were all congratulating me! And Michael was all, “What? You took a new job and didn’t tell me?” It was pretty funny for half a second.

So I’m working on some more videos. Had hoped to have one posted this morning, but as always, it took longer than expected. Will have it completed tonight and included in tomorrow’s post along with a request for volunteers for something fun coming up in May. Stay tuned…
 

5 comments
Fake Plastic Fish
Fake Plastic Fish

That's a great question, Crafty Green Poet. It's possible I would do it if I thought the company sincerely wanted to change and was hiring me to help them get there. But I'd think long and hard before working for someone who wanted me to give up this blog. My passion is activism.

Crafty Green Poet
Crafty Green Poet

Is there a circumstance where you would work for a company like that, eg in a post to reduce their plastic use, would you feel that would enable you to genuinely change things or would you see it as too much of a sell out, requiring too many compromises?

Robj98168
Robj98168

Very funny Ms. Fish. At least you fooled Michael LOL thhhhhhp!

Cousin Yellowstone
Cousin Yellowstone

Isn't it depressing when even the people who know you best are willing to believe that your plastic-avoidance lifestyle is just a phase you were going through and that you would give it up at the drop of a hat? Admittedly, there are plenty of sell-outs who DO abandon their causes for money, but you've demonstrated enough commitment to the plastic-free cause that I can't see you selling out any time soon. I CAN imagine you giving up on blogging if required to do so by an employer, but can't imagine you actively working for a company that promoted throwaway plastic. Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed your April Fools post, and am glad you're on our side and not J&J's!

Jennifer
Jennifer

You so GOT ME! Great prank!