Flintstones vitamins came on the market in 1968. But it wasn’t until 26 years later, in 1994, that they included Betty Rubble. They had Fred, Wilma, Barney, Pebbles, Bam Bam, and even Dino and the Flintstone car. But no Betty.
There were various theories of why Betty was excluded. Some thought she looked too much like Wilma when reduced to a vitamin. Others thought her thin waist would cause her to break in two. After this omission was brought to their attention through a public campaign, Bayer, the maker, replaced the Flintstone car with Betty and she’s been there ever since.
When I read that piece of trivia I thought, “Who has time to start a public campaign to help Betty Rubble?” She’s a cartoon. She’s fictional.
Social media has given us the opportunity to sign on to a lot of causes. But we only have so many hours in a day. Let’s make sure we’re giving priority to the causes God would have us to. The ones that redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.