Monday, April 22, 2013
Wait till his ingrown toenail prevents him from attending her wedding
I'm on this stuff right now, ok? My head hurts, my eyes are itchy, I'm coughing, I have an ear ache and my nose is runny. But today I also walked ten miles to Washington DC on Saturday and hit the gym afterwards because darn it, it's nice outside and I love the exercise. I'm uncomfortable, but it takes a lot more than allergies to keep me confined indoors on a nice day.
The guy on this ad also has allergies. He looks like he has the same symptoms as I do. But look what's happening here- he's coughing and sneezing, so he's staying indoors rather than teaching his daughter how to ride a bike.
I don't have any kids. I don't think I have to know what it is to be a parent to make a judgement call on the guy in this ad: Buddy, your daughter wants to learn how to ride her bike. She wants her Dad to help teach her how to ride that bike. Buddy, I don't give a flying damn how much you are sneezing, how watery your eyes are, or how much your throat itches. Get your fat ass outside and teach your daughter how to ride her bike.
Because allergies are a pain. But the allergic reactions you can treat with Allegra aren't life-threatening, they are just annoying. If they keep you inside on days you have nothing especially interesting to do, or when there's a good game on tv, fine. If they keep you inside when you could be teaching your daughter how to ride a bike but you won't because you don't like sneezing, you are a disgusting, self-absorbed ass, your wife could have done much better, and I doubt very much you'll have any trouble coming up with equally lame excuses for not going to her future dance recitals, track meets and graduations (those are held outside sometimes, oh horrors!) This guy is acting as if he's reprising John Travolta's role in The Boy in the Plastic Bubble. Dickwad.