Thursday, May 26, 2011

quilted, oh no they didn't!

i don't know about you, but when i actually get to sit and watch something on television, it is like a little mini vacation. time watching tv means the kids are in bed, the house is manageable until tomorrow and i actually did it all with a few moments to spare. as far as i'm concerned, tivo and dvrs are little gifts to mommies so we won't have to waste time on commercials when we actually get a moment to spare.

unfortunately for me, the other day i didn't get a show recorded and actually had to watch live tv. to my dismay, not only did i have to watch commercials, but this one is the one that was playing. have you seen it?

really? do we want to get real about what happens in the bathroom? i can think of about a million things i'd rather do than to listen to some stranger talk about getting herself clean after she's been on the toilet. what's worse is the flashing words along the bottom saying, "when wet". then, just when i thought i'd seen it all, they started to mention "break through." so much for my bowl of rocky road ice cream and my glass of lemonade.

when did we become okay with discussing our post toilet cleanliness on television...and why was it all females in the commercial? after cleaning the underpants of multiple males in this house, i can tell you one thing, it should have been men talking about needing to be clean and not the females. and what about those poor women who have that commercial on their resumes? if i was an actress, i think it would be right up there with having to list my commerical appearances for hemorroid cream or erectile disfunction medication. there are just some paychecks we should say no to, ladies.

beyond all of that, who was the genius that decided that the best way to promote toilet paper to their target audience was to talk about "what really happens in the bathroom?" don't they know that we moms have a first hand knowledge of what happens in the bathroom and we really don't want to talk about it when we finally get to sit and watch tv? i for one have enough of changing diapers, scrubbing toilets, wiping bottoms, and washing underwear during the day. at the end of the day, can we please not bring in images of breakthrough to ruin my evening snack? i don't think it's too much to ask to keep the potty talk off of the tv and in the potty. anyone?


  1. Over from MBC and I dont know what I love more - the name of your blog or your side bar write up's!!! Can;t wairt to catch up on "The Third Boob".... come on by Little Miss Mama if you ladies wish...

    Im your newest follower..... and fan :)


  2. I'm glad there's someone else out there who thought this commercial was completely ridiculous! Every time it would come on the tv, I'd groan, and think, "Really? Is this the best advertising you can come up with, people? Because I don't know of ANY women who get together and talk about what they want from their toilet paper!"

    No wait, I'm wrong... I once was part of a discussion with a girlfriend, who said that she has two rolls of toilet paper in each bathroom... one for her and one for her husband. She likes the soft, fluffy kind, and he likes the thin papery stuff. Something about his hairy bum. I dunno. I tuned it out pretty quickly, just like this commercial!!!

    Thanks for sharing! Too funny! I'm happily following you now!

    Smiles, Jenn