They are serious. And don't call them Shirley.
I got my "jug" from the Mayo Clinic in the mail yesterday. It's not really a jug. It's more of a rubbery, bendy, flexible container with a little screw-off top. Um. What? Sure, it's practical for sending through the mail, as it folds in half quite nicely. It's not, however, quite so practical for its intended use. Obviously a man came up with this design, if you know what I mean.
First Clay Aiken's hair, now this.