What is the last thing you saw that was so silly you had to laugh out loud, something you have seen many times but just noticed a detail that struck your funny bone.
TV commercials crack me up; I watch the ones pushing the latest and greatest drug, and just as I begin to think this drug may work, comes the disclaimer that makes you think the condition is better than the cure.
It’s pretty bad to have a depression medication with possible side effects that include thoughts of suicide, now that is depressing for sure. How about a stop smoking aide that is widely used to help people kick a habit that is killing them, some of the side effects are bad dreams and possible suicidal thoughts.
Sad to think stopping a habit that is killing you, includes being offered a drug that may make you want to kill yourself.
How about all the weight loss commercials, the ones with the celebrities who lost like a million pounds in a week, and ate all the food they wanted, now I’m no genius but I feel a personal trainer was most likely involved, and the reason they ate all the food they wanted is because they were working harder than Richard Simmons sweating to the oldies.
The disclaimer states something like, results not typical and you should not expect these results, now if I am not supposed to expect these results then why are you teasing me with them.
Now for the one that really makes me laugh and I don’t expect the results shown in the commercial, the Nationwide Toyota Sales Event, the one where the couple is discussing the right time to buy a car, when they are suddenly slid right into a dealership.
Next thing you know they are in their new car, the new car slides sideways right out of the dealership and into their driveway, the proud owners exit their car and at the bottom of the screen you will notice, if you look real close, “Vehicle movement simulated, do not attempt”
I wonder how many people are sitting in their driveways looking for the slide sideways option, or how many tried to slide right into the dealership to get one of these new and amazing cars, or how many actually slid sideways out of the lot after signing the contract.
I think to myself how handy this option would be when trying to park in a tight space, I think how cool it would be to change lanes on the freeway, and I smile when I think how many times I watched this commercial and never really thought about any of this, until I saw the disclaimer, yes I laughed out loud at this one.
What made you laugh recently?