Sunday, September 27, 2015
Another "Old People And Their Silly Problems Sure Are Silly" Commercial
(pause, deep breath)
Full Disclosure; My dad uses a cane. Well, sort of- actually, he OWNS a cane which he would use more often, if he and it were ever in the same place at the same time. But that's rarely the case- usually the cane is in the car while he's in the living room, or it's hanging on a chair in the kitchen while he's in the computer room on the other side of the house. Sometimes it's on the tractor. Sometimes it's hanging on a shopping cart at the store he visited earlier that day.
And his cane isn't small. It's a full cane, which means it's more than just a handle. So though it's always getting lost, it's also always being found. I love the "fits easily in the glove compartment" line-- yes, of course it does. Doesn't mean it's ever actually going to be put there. Much more likely it's going to end up on the floor, where Gimpy Gus can't find it or reach it.
"Mom, why aren't you using that Amazing Not-Cane I got you?" "Oh, I don't know where it is. It's somewhere. Maybe you could look for it if you get a chance, but it's no hurry, really."
If it was just a handle, I think it would be used once and then never seen again. If you buy this thing for the old person in your life, better buy about a hundred of them- or put one of those tile things on it so you can use your phone to find it every fifteen minutes or so. And I do mean YOUR phone, because your parents aren't using SmartPhones and have no idea what Apps are.
Of course, I'm being optimistic when I predict that the Amazing Cane Handle will just get lost all the time. It's more likely it will used again and again and again, each time doing terrific damage to your parent's car as it's left in the door while it's being slammed-- again and again and again. Accompanied by loud curses. Every single time.
BTW, if you can stand on the cane while it's attached to your car, why on Earth do you need to use one? Seems to me that's pretty darned agile. I don't get it.