Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A few questions for this Humira patient....

1.  If you are sick of explaining your skin issues with "yet another stylist," why do you keep changing stylists?  I mean, it's not like you are having anything done with your hair that any competent barber couldn't pull off. (Seriously- you go to a stylist to achieve THESE hairstyles?  Got money to burn, do we?)

2.  How many freaking times a year does this woman go to a stylist?  Does she ever do anything else?  Judging from this commercial, she must be popping in to "yet another new stylist" every two weeks.

3.  Oh wait-- is the reason why you keep changing stylists because you keep freaking out stylists with your skin condition, they recoil in horror, and "politely" ask you to find somewhere else to have your weekly do-up?  Well, that's mean.

And one question for the makers of these ads-- why must drug patients always be shown walking in slow motion?  It's not on the list of horrible side effects* after all.

*Personally, I think this woman would be wiser to tell her stylist "I could take a drug which might get rid of my nasty red skin, but I don't want to risk a heart attack or any number of other problems associated with the drug which are all far worse than nasty red skin,  so you'll just have to deal with being kind of grossed out for a few minutes, ok?"

1 comment:

  1. You know what? One of my sisters is a hairdresser, and she has to be nice and polite and understanding about all kinds of problems people have, including skin conditions. I really don't see what there is to be embarrassed about if you have one. It just comes with the territory. Heck, she used to do hair replacement, and told me horror stories about what she used to find on the scalps of men who weren't very hygienic about cleaning their scalps under their "systems," as the pieces were known. Gross.

    What else gets me about this ad is the way, like so many drug ads forced to adhere slavishly to specific language lest they break some FDA rule, it crams ridiculous phrases into someone's mouth that no human being would ever actually say. Would anyone ever actually talk about their "moderate to severe plaque psoriasis" in real life? Yeah, sure, I guess if I had moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, I'd find it awkward having to explain my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis to hairstylists, at least unless I found some medication that would help me control my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. But perhaps they would think me a person of above average to superior intelligence if I did so. Then I could say "Thank you for considering me a person of above average to superior intelligence, because it makes me feel mildly to intensely better about myself."

    Yeah, people talk that way all the time.