Friday, November 17, 2006

Freaky Friday

Still swamped, but this deserved a post--an ad (see if you can guess what sort of business it's pitching) in a local publication featuring the following "poem":

Amanda asked for fuller lips
Kristin wants less around the hips
Bob requested fewer wrinkles
Susan wished for thinner ankles
Morgan--cellulite reduction
Amy--liposuction!
Dana--permanent makeup around the eyes
and Mary wants to fit in a smaller dress size
I'll give the center a call and get gift certificates for them all!

Now, subject matter aside, hello? do they think they can try to rhyme "wrinkles" and "ankles" and get away with it? And did no one see that they could have easily fixed the meter in line 6 by changing "Amy" to "Angelica"? C'mon, guys, make an effort.

6 comments:

mothergoosemouse said...

Bleah. Bad poetry aside, who the hell wants a gift cert for lipo? Isn't that akin to giving someone a membership to Jenny Craig?

Kate said...

I'm envisioning the 20 year old intern at the newspaper writing the copy for the business and thinking, "Wow, this is so catchy!"

And I agree with mothergoosemouse - who wants a gift cert for a lipo? I would be like, "Hello? Are you trying to tell me something?"

Karianna said...

Definitely not the message I'd want to send. And I see there is a single man on this list. Interesting.

Lady M said...

Aaauuuuuuuuugh. I can't believe it. Well, yes I can. I'm just squicked out though.

Anonymous said...

Makes you wonder because this is so prevelant, how many of us are walking around that HAVEN'T been poked with needles or had the fat sucked out of us?
Scary.

movin'mom said...

okay that me me laugh!

I am sure that they could have figured out some plastic surgery repair for tinkle or twinkle which clearly rhyme with wrinkle. I mean how many people actually have their ankles minimized???

I would guess that many more have their "tinkler" rejunvenated.