This past weekend, I laid my hands on a “fidget spinner” for the first time.
In case you’re not aware, as I wasn’t until a couple of weeks ago, the “fidget spinner” is the latest toy craze among children and adults.
Do a google search on it, and you’ll find no fewer than 15 million results.
You’ll also find retailers offering to help you deal with your own fidgeting with a “fidget spinner” of your own for prices ranging from a buck to 16 dollars.
In short, the “fidget spinner” is described by Forbes Magazine as looking like a cross between a ceiling fan and the head on a triple headed electric razor.
What does it do?
It spins in your hands, and the craze seems to be tied to the thought that it will keep us from doing things we might otherwise do like biting our nails, or twirling our hair (for those with hair).
There are even scientific claims that the “fidget spinner” can be helpful for people with a variety of ailments ranging from from PTSD to ADHD, but I’m not sure how those claims could be validated.
The “fidget spinner” may be the 2017 version of the pet rock.
But I’ll bet there are more than one of you reading this now while you’re playing with one of your own.
That’s the way I see it!