Saturday, July 11, 2009

Warning: The Following Commercial will Mortify your Guests.

"It was a key moment in the game, but Jack wasn't there. He was in the restroom, going again..."

"A great photo, but Bob wasn't in the picture. He was in the men's room, going again..."

Here are a few things I would like to see banned from tv ads: Any mention of "weak streams" or "unsteady flow." "Having difficulty going" or "going over and over." Last year, I was stunned to see the problem actually put to music, as we saw a guy running frantically into a rest stop to the tune of "Gotta Go Gotta Go Gotta Go Right Now, Gotta Go Gotta Go Gotta Go!"

The guy's gonnna wet his pants if he can't get to a toilet! OBVIOUS ENOUGH FOR YOU?

I'm willing to deal with the "it MAY be signs of an enlarged prostate" because heck, that's kind of important. But I don't need to be shown one picture after another of middle-aged guys rushing into restrooms while the narrator explains to me that these guys have to urinate. I mean, I just ASSUME that's the reason guys are going to the restroom. I DON'T NEED IT EXPLAINED TO ME! And I don't need urination explained to me, either.

So please, Flomax: Treat your potential customers with a modicum of respect, please. When we see a guy rushing to use the restroom, we know that means they have an excess of bodily fluids that they need to dispel in a sanitary fashion.

Unless, of course, that guy happens to be Larry Craig. If that's the case, all bets are off.

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