(The phone rings. It’s my parents.)
My dad: “Jennifer! I need to talk to you RIGHT! NOW!”
Me (sitting down, just in case): “OK.”
My dad: “Are you familiar with a product called ‘Vera Mist’?”
Me (realizing that it’s OK to relax, yet not entirely sure where this is going): “Um, no.”
My dad: “Well, your mother and I were just watching TV and we saw a commercial for it. Apparently it’s a new nasal spray.”
My dad: “And you know how they have all that small print at the bottom of the screen, like ‘Not for use for children under 12’ and things like that?”
My dad: “Well, one of the disclaimers said-and I swear, this is exactly what it said-‘It is not entirely known how Vera Mist works.’
Me: (now in dire need of some Vera Mist myself, due to all the snorts of laughter.)
My dad (imitating a marketing executive): “Yeah, we don’t actually know what our product does. But why don’t you just go ahead and squirt it right up your nose anyway? Near your brain!”
And that is what they call truth in advertising. Yeah, I can’t think up of a funny reply. Thanks for dropping by my blog. 🙂
Ha! Sounds like Dear Ol’ Dad knows you pretty well.
heehee! That’s hilarious! I love that your dad knew you would appreciate this.
I actually saw this commercial tonight… on ESPN. There it was in print at the bottom of the screen… “not known exactly how this works.”
sheeeeeeeeeeeeeesh. there’s a confidence builder for you. Anyhow, I thought of your blog post when I saw it. Thanks for posting it.
Those drug ads are a hoot. Remember the “little purple pill” and they didn’t even tell you what it was for? I work with doctors and people would ask for it without knowing it was for heartburn. Some of the ads are for a very minor problem, and have a list of side-effects scary enough to curdle your blood. No thanks!
OK, get back with your dad. FInd out where I can get some of this stuff. I don’t care what it does or how it works; I just want to do something to stuff near my brain… Coffee and beer (no, not at the same time, although I did run across a recipe for coffee beer) aren’t doing enough for me right now.
If you don’t even know your product well, how are you going to convince the consumer to buy your products?
Great story. I guess we know where you got your sense of humor :0)
Maybe its a “trust the process” thing? I still giggled extensively anyway
Your dad’s funny. 😀
P.S. I love the Jung quote on your sidebar.