I'm a 36 year old librarian who loves to run, read, do yoga and hang out with my friends and family. I ran the 2008 & 2009 Boston Marathon for Team Eye & Ear to support the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Go Team Eye & Ear!

Monday, August 17, 2009

When You Hear the Word 'Heiny'

Do you think of the color green, or a rear end?

I have to go with the latter; however, the folks at JanSport disagree.

My company is putting together back-to-school supplies for The Home for Little Wanderers, and associates can help by purchasing specific items requested by The Home. My request slip asks that I purchase a green JanSport backpack. I figured a green backpack would be simple enough, but this request is proving more difficult than I thought.

I expected JanSport to offer packs in the ROYGBIV variety, with a couple of "rose" and "turquoise" colors thrown in for good measure. I didn't expect a list that included Blue Paisley Skull and Fiji Orange, but not green. There's not even a hunter green or an emerald. The closest I can find is something called heiny.

heh... heh... you said, Heiny...

Not to make a stink, but isn't heiny a polite word for butt? And if heiny were a color, I'd at least expect it to resemble something that could be a skin tone that wasn't found on Mars.

Should I buy this pack? I think it might be too green, but I'm having trouble locating a more subtle shade of the JanSport variety.

This is one tough case to crack.


Suldog said...

I have never heard "heiny" used to describe something green (unless they're trying to make some obscure connection with Heineken beer, which comes in a green bottle and is sometimes known as "Heiny".)

Not quite as bad as "Yaz" the oral contraceptive. Of course, only baseball fans laughed like loons when they first saw that commercial.

Got 2 Trot Librarian said...

Ah! I completely missed the Heineken reference! I bet you're right, although now my argument is that it's not that appropriate for a backpack marketed to school aged kids...