There really ought to be a word that describes the very small gap in time between hearing the words “I feel sick” from the back seat and the inevitable sound that means you’ll be spending the next day cleaning the inside of the car.
After failed experiments with plastic bags and tubs we decided we really ought to be able to buy a few sick bags. We couldn’t, so we found a manufacturer and bought 50,000.
As it seemed unlikely we would use all of the sick bags, we decided to set up a website and sell some of them. And sell they have, nearly 200,000 since 2002.
Some were sold to parents of car sick children like us, some went to sufferers of other forms of motion sickness such as air and sea sickness. We found some people bought them that suffered from altitude sickness.
We discovered that sick bags were also helpful for sufferers of morning sickness and people undergoing medical treatment that could bring on sudden nausea.
These days our daughters aren’t car sick and are now driving us around, helping with organising stock and packing up orders.
To all our customers, past, present and future we would like to say a big thank you!
Nigel & Evelyn West