Sunday, June 14, 2020
Just a quick take on this Claritin Ad
I have seasonal allergies. I didn't grow up with them, but developed them when I was in my early or mid-40s. Suddenly every spring my throat would become very itchy, my nose would run uncontrollably, my ears would get plugged up and my eyes would swell up and explode. I might be exaggerating a bit with that last point.
Anyway, I deal with allergies fairly effectively by taking an allergy pill every night before going to bed. It helps me sleep, and it manages the symptoms reasonably well, though this year I think I might be getting through the spring a little better than usual because I'm wearing a mask whenever I go outside. As opposed to most years, when I'd only wear a mask on Friday and Saturday nights, because those were my crime-fighting nights. But I digress.
Even with taking a nightly pill, I still don't spend a lot of time shoving my face into grass or rubbing noses with puppies (yuck.) Like the idiots who take Nyquil and then go skydiving or rock-climbing the next day, this guy is really asking a lot of his medication. It's not magic, you idiot. But at least we don't see him skipping out on his daughter's bike-riding lessons because he's got the sniffles; we see that in a lot of these ads. Still...take it easy, man.