Sunday, February 5, 2017
"What's Important" according to PNC Insurance....
Turns out that ninety percent of this advertisement is dad's fantasy of what his daughter's wedding will look like (and cost.) He's daydreaming about his little girl's wedding day as he stares at her sitting on her bed. The little girl looks to to be around six or so, meaning that wedding date is a little while off, but considering the scope of the wedding he's imagining I guess it makes sense for him to start saving now.
So when this guy looks at his little daughter and thinks of the future, he doesn't imagine his little girl graduating from Law School or starting her own business or traveling the world or writing the Great American Novel. Nope. Today she's his daughter, but someday she'll be somebody's wife, and she'll be out of his house (maybe he's just fantasizing about what he can do with the room once she's been handed off?) That day of transition will come with a big, beautiful and very expensive party, but it will come. And when it does, it will include all the stupid stereotypical showy frilly bells and whistles dad can afford. So if he wants to show well to his neighbors and the family of the Appropriately Male and White Groom, he'd better open that investment account right now.
College? Meh, whatever. Maybe later, if he's got time and money and if he ever gets around to seeing his daughter as something more than a princess in a fairy story getting whisked off by her Prince Charming. Hell, I'll be happy if he just stops staring at her and imagining her on her wedding night. Stop that, creepy dad!