I love the commercial for the scar fading serum – you know the one. It shows a little girl with a tiny scar and the loving, proper mother applies the magic formula to ensure her daughter’s eternal perfection.
All sarcasm aside, that commercial annoys me.
Perhaps it’s because I have scars that would take a bath tub of the stuff to treat. I used to have a really gnarly one on my right leg, but that’s moot since the amputation.
I think what really annoys me is that the commercial seems to sum up all that is wrong with people. It exemplifies to me how shallow we truly are.
I place some of the blame on men. Tony Randall, Larry King and Kenny Rogers, for example, are all old fossils who married decades younger women. Could they not find intelligent, inspiring women in their own age brackets? Sure they could. But see, they don’t have to. They are rich and they can go for youth and beauty. I wonder what, if anything, these men sacrifice?
Women also share in this insanity. Women are smart enough to realize that looks fade, but stature and money can stick around for awhile, especially if the “right” woman is behind the man.
Why do I care about this enough to waste an hour writing this up? Can this little piece in a blog make any kind of difference in anyone’s thinking? Not likely.
I just saw that stupid commercial again. So, at least I was inspired enough to turn off the TV.
Or hell, maybe I’m just jaded because my own body is mucked up.