Saturday, May 03, 2008
Toilet Seat: Up Or Down?
Leave it to chemical concocters and modern advertisers to come up with a solution to an age-old problem between men and women.
Reader’s Digest magazine prides itself as being “America In Your Pocket.” I hadn’t seen an issue for some time and so out of mild curiosity I picked up a copy I found tossed into the FREE BOX at the used book shop.
The cover for the April 2006 edition of RD demonstrates real concern for the human condition. Headlines shout:
-- Our Borders – WHAT’S AT RISK NOW
-- Shocking! The New Threat to Kids
-- ‘I CAN’T AFFORD TO GET SICK!’ Fixing Our Health Crisis
Yup, this digest-sized magazine is loaded with digestible articles that offer pragmatic solutions to perplexing problems.
And even the advertisers get into the act. That’s why there’s a full-page ad featuring a close-up of a toilet.
The seat is still down. The copy explains: Earlier today YOUR HUSBAND WASN’T QUITE AS ACCURATE as he likes to think he is.
In the lower right-hand corner is small image of a container of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. The accompanying text provides this advice: Don’t just clean. Clean and disinfect.
A few words, a couple of images, and the problem is solved. Just let your lazy-ass hubbie try to piss pass the seat, instead of raising it, and you, the devoted wife, can wipe up his splatter.
Of course, whether or not pressing your bare buttocks on a toilet seat repeatedly smeared with chemicals can lead to problems isn’t addressed.
Me, I have another problem with the ad. It shows the leading sheet of the toilet paper roll hanging from the top.
Anyone with half-a-brain knows the paper should be pulled from the bottom, not the top.
Posted by Ray Palm (Ray X) at 12:20 AM