Rats ! A commercial !! ( I have a certain knack for turning the set on just in time for commercials .)
This commercial was for a - (Hmm...What should we call it ?) Male enhancement device - complete with some sort of ratty-looking squeeze bulb. It was, the announcer said , probably covered under Medicare.
Wow ! Talk about adding magic and romance to a relationship !!
(Click ! Next channel, please .)
What appeared was some sort of Japanese-looking black and white cartoon. (I believe they call it anime.)
Some schoolgirlish - looking character,wearing a tight-fitting uniform, was saying something in a high,stilted voice . Behind her , at the edge of the screen , there was a little label that said : ADULT - Swimsuit.
At this point,a severe-looking woman appeared at the left side of the screen,and began to harangue "Swimsuit Girl" : something about seizing control of her army.
(Enough, already ! Click !!)
Next was an commercial for a "Treasury of Sacred Music" - sung by a woman with some sort of neck problems - judging by the way she kept shaking her head around.
( " Hit is no see-crit whut Gawd kin dew..." Click !!!)
I blinked in disbelief at what popped up on the screen next.
It was another "info-mercial" : featuring a "brand new" product - offered by an over-eager pitchman to an over-enthusiastic " homemaker" . She cooed and exclaimed as he used it to remove dirt from a hardwood floor ; almost fainted with joy when, after pressing a lever on the machine, the pitchman succeeded in cleaning similar dirt from a carpet !
Wow ! A carpet sweeper !!
Virtually identical to the one my mother used to mutter about under her breath - back before people had TV sets - and back before anyone had heard of the word "info-mercial".
(Click ! I turned the set off altogether,and brooded for a while.)
Do many people watch early morning television ?
Is that why so many folks are downright hostile on the morning roadways ?
Above all, why was that lady in the carpet sweeper commercial so excited ?
Was she considering buying one of those "male enhancement devices" for her Significant Other ??????