My daughter has a tendency to become quite agitated quickly over small silly things that tickle me more than they should. We spend a great deal of time watching TV in my bed in the evenings and sometimes in the mornings. Ella often walks into my room, hovers and becomes entranced by whatever is on the television. It seems she gets hung up on the commercials produced by the pharmaceutical companies, and often mocks all the side effects and allergic reactions that might occur.
This week we both were caught up watching a few Chantix advertisements. If you don’t already know, this is a medication some people take to help quit smoking. Ella was a bit infuriated by the featured chickens in this commercial (who were attempting to quit smoking) and she did not understand why they had clothes on, one had a coat on and another was wearing a blanket. I did not have the same confusion or agitation at the time I was watching these ads, because I feel nothing makes sense anymore. My only response to Ella, ” Come on Ella, don’t you know all chicken’s wear clothes when they quit smoking, duh?” I even shared the story with a friend, cause it made me laugh. And I went on about my day, laughing at Ella and Chantix for the ridiculousness that is in marketing and in general.
Hours later… I was thinking about the chickens. Why were the chickens cold? I then realized it is obvious that I need to see my eye doctor and I absolutely do not know how to identify cartoon edible fowl. I do take some solace in the fact that Ella has the same affliction of her eyes, her genes, and possibly shares the same apathy towards ornithology. I do know the phrase quitting cold turkey makes much more sense when marketers use turkeys in their commercials. Perhaps the moral of this story is it makes no sense when chickens wear clothes.