Why is it hard to find normal plastic coat hangers these days? They are becoming a rare find. The last few times I went shopping for some, all I was able to find were ones with notches at the top at both ends. I don’t understand why stores want to push these dreadful creations on people. They are terrible!
In my experience, the only thing they are good for is giving me a hard time trying to get my clothes off of them. With a normal straight-lined hanger, I can reach up and pull a shirt right off with a single hand. This isn’t the case with the notched hangers. One side of the shirt always gets caught in the notch, forcing me to have to pull the entire hanger from the rack to remove the shirt from it. Sure, it’s a minor inconvenience, but one I wouldn’t have to endure if I could simply buy the kind of hangers that I’m accustomed to. I’m tired of having to buy these abominations.
I took the picture below at Walmart while I was looking for a pack of normal hangers this week, which were nowhere to be found. Interestingly, I posted the picture on Facebook and got some insightful responses. Every girl that commented on the photo said that they love the notched hangers and that they are all they will use. In contrast, every guy that commented agreed with me that notched hangers are awful. It seems that girls own too many shirts with straps that won’t stay on normal hangers. I suppose the notched hanger design is one solution for that problem. Another solution would be to put those shirts in a drawer.
I pitched the idea that hanger manufacturers should make a “his and hers” product line. I don’t see that ever happening, but it’s a funny thought.