I, like many in their mid-twenties, vividly remember the advent of the snap bracelet.
How the owners were envied as they magically took a seemingly solid straight piece of plastic and tapped it into a round bracelet. I begged my parents for them and they, cruelly, pointed out that they were pointless tat. But now I'm a grown up, and I have TWO!
Yes, I managed to find some fabulous ones by Ronhill in a violent and vivid reflective pink.
While cycling home recently I ended up behind my mum's car as she drove home and my older sister noticed that, although she could see my body in the white jersey and they yellow Sam Browne tabard, the black base layer I wore underneath meant no one could see me signal.
I try to signal all the time and it bothered me. So snap bracelets are actually a great way to combat this. One round each wrist and you're away.
Pointless tat indeed!