WHAT THE FUCK!!!
This morning I saw a Dairy Queen commercial that pissed me off to absolutely no end. Picture it:
A young mother and her pre-teen daughter are in line at DQ. The mother asks the clerk for two sundaes. The young girl looks around the room, catches the eye of a pre-teen boy, turns back to the counter and tells the clerk, "Just one sundae." The mother looks on stunned, but doesn't dispute the daughter. They take a seat in a booth, and suddenly a
DQ clerk walks over and places a sundae in front of the girl telling her it's compliments of the young boy she had made eye contact with while she was in line. The girl coyly smiles at the boy, turns back to face her mother and says, "Like Taking Candy from A Baby!"
(Or something like that. I don't recall the exact words. By the time it got to this point in the commercial I was furious!)
Is it just me, is this fucking ridiculous. What in the hell are we teaching our children; manipulation, deception, dishonesty are the best ways to get what you want? Screw everyone else, or how they might feel. Who thought this was an appropriate commercial? Or am I just fucking clueless, and this is the way the world works now? Somebody help me out with this one. Because I just don't get it. What has become of us? Does anyone think that maybe shit like this is the reason no one thinks of the anyone else anymore. It's all about what "I" want, no matter who I have to use, step on, or abuse to get it. Fuck it, as long as I get what I want. What happened to things like: "Do Onto Others, and Respect For Your Fellow Man. To name just two.
Okay, okay, I'm done ranting. I'll step off my soapbox now. I just hope I'm not in the minority on this one. Please someone tell me I'm not crazy for being outraged. Someone tell me we have a chance. Someone tell me, this is not what we have all become. PLEASE!!! SOMEONE TELL ME SOMETHING, PLEASE!!!