Monday, July 11

Beyond advertising...

I've heard of being desperate...I've been desperate (unspeakably so in the last year) ....I understand....we all make sacrifices, but,this woman.....this mother.... who sold her forehead as an advertising vehicle.
In my most desperate moments, I thought of selling an egg...(5 to 10 grand for an egg). I'm out of the age range now, but this woman who made the deal is still in the age range (or so they say)...and personally, before I permanently scar my forehead for 10,000 dollars (my child would have to need a life-saving operation)..I would sell his unborn, unfertilized sibling. No doubt about it. But...to each her own...I guess... She said 10,000 was like a million to her and would allow her to send her child to private school. Okay....but who's gonna save the child from the teasing about his mom's forehead. I'm reminded of a scene from Forrest Gump , Sally Fields played young Forrest's mom....The principal wanted to place Forrest in a "special" class. His mom wanted him to have the same opportunity all the other kids had...so....she invited the principal over for a "meeting".....the principal exits the house...Wiping his face and gathering himself..young Forrest sits on the porch....The prinicipal looks at Forrest and says "Your mother sure does care about your education" Forrest looks back at him and starts to moan (the way he heard the principal moan during the "meeting")....Craziness...

What's more disturbing is the company who agreed to pay her for such a thing....Come on....Over the top..... And I would intentionally boycott a company for outlandish advertising ploys...this is such. What a company should've done was....match her e-bay bid of 10,000 for her forehead and give her an extra 10,000 to not do it. grand total = 20,000... and have her advertise on her car or give her a bunch of T-shirts with the company logo....Same publicity except they would appear to be a more humane company......Very Scary.......in the great words of Eddie Kendricks......"Goin' up in Smoke."
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