Lately, we have opted for programs without commercials, which means we pay for much of our viewing.
Yes, we do watch the NEW news, but we are not happy with it or the commercials! We do not need you to tell us what President Biden said; if you stop talking while he is behind you moving his mouth, we could listen to him and SURPRISE we can understand what he is saying! The NEWS is exactly that! Not what your station interprets for us poor, uneducated mortals because we couldn’t possibly understand.
I did indeed graduate from the school of hard knocks at the top of my class, and I can read and understand what I hear. I would love to hear the news delivered more like on Dragnet with Jack Webb, “Just the facts.”
Going on to bigger and better things, let’s talk about commercials! I know you think SEX sells! And I am afraid it does! But it only goes so far! It might convince someone to buy creams to make their face look young and beautiful to a certain extent. Still, they really know it will only make their skin softer and smoother in the final analysis. If you want to convince me that a beauty cream will make me look younger, show me a woman my age that uses it and looks years younger, not some nubile 20 years old.
Want to talk about automobiles? Do we really need a car that drives itself? Isn’t that our job? I learned to drive a truck with a stick shift. Driving was a full-time job! See, with a stick shift, you have to pay attention to driving, not looking in the back or side seat to talk to passengers. Why do you need to drive while eating a four-course meal, singing Karaoke, and talking about baseball, football, or basketball with your passengers?
And why do we need a car that goes from 0 to 60 in 10 seconds? Are you planning on entering the Indianapolis 500? In case you haven’t noticed, the highest speed limit on most roads is 75. Hell, at the rate y’all are “losing control and hitting trees and each other, you can’t control cars at ANY speed!
Now, if we had cars, like the flying cars in my Young Adult series (Ruby & Nolan’s Great Adventures in Space), you could do all those things safely. Their flying cars are solar-powered and controlled by AI! When arriving home, the cars park themselves. Now I could get behind that!
The commercial I saw the other day about most municipalities recommend you take your car to a car wash because they reuse the water. It takes less water than you would use at home. Of course, in the background was a bumbling fool, falling all over himself and his car covered with foam. When was the last time you fell over your bucket of water while washing your car? How much is a car wash? $10? $20? In Arizona, the dust in the air makes that a weekly affair.
I am a DIY kind of gal! There are some things that I can’t do. Mechanical work on my Car and Motorhome. Those I leave to the experts. And my toes! I have a professional pedicure because I can’t reach my feet easily at my advanced age. Let me leave you with this sage advice, “gettin’ old ain’t for sissies!”