"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." ~e e cummings

Friday, March 27, 2015

commercialism

"Mom!" he practically screamed from his car seat on the way to preschool this morning. "Do we have Clorlox?"

"Clorlox? You mean Clorox?"

"Yeah! Do we?"

"Um. Why do you need Clorox? I'm kind of afraid to know, actually..."

"No, I don't need it now. Just in case. Did you know that if you get a huge spaghetti stain on a perfectly white tee shirt and you put it in a washer with Clorox and...well, actually, you need two perfectly white shirts with spaghetti on them 'cause then you put one in a washer with Oxi-Clean and, Mommy! THE CLOROX GETS THE SHIRT PERFECTLY WHITE AGAIN. The Oxi-Clean shirt still has a yellow circle of a stain on it!"

"I see. Have you been watching commercials, Max?"

"Yes. But do we have it?"

"We do."

"Oh, great! So we have the best one! And, Mommy, do you know why we still need Oxi-Clean?"

"Why, Max?"

"Because it's best for dishes.....but I learned that on a different commercial."



Lesson Learned:

It's working, Ad People. He's buying it hook, line, and... stain-remover.

1 comment :

  1. There's also the bit where they learn that only boys like trucks, adventures and science and girls only like pink and beautiful. And make-up. Because what self-respecting seven year old doesn't have her own make-up box? And body-image issues.

    Let the games commence!

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