Sunday, August 24, 2008

Not My Problem

I very very rarely watch live tv (football, baseball, hockey and the Olympics being the rare exception and even then I prefer to pause it, walk away to do whatever I need to do and then watch it later). It's a disease as anyone with a Tivo can attest.

Sometimes as you're bouncing forward thirty seconds by thirty seconds, you catch just a touch of a commercial that makes you stop. Ok, and by sometimes I mean that this has happened to me once in the five years that I've had my Tivo.

In fact, my husband happened to be in the room, and I made him watch the commercial with me the second time because I was laughing so hard.

Really, you have to check it out.

I want to know where these women are for a few reasons.

First, the obvious is that watching the commercial cracks me up. I can't imagine how hard I'd be laughing if I saw someone on the street actually doing this.

And second, I'd need to conduct an interview with them.

Me: Excuse me, I noticed that you seem to have some trouble with your underwear. Do you mind if I ask you a few questions?
Lady: Uhhh.
Me: Great! So I need to know, when your underwear rides up, is this something that you really have to adjust immediately while in public? Is there a reason you can't wait until you're in some sort of private space to adjust?
Lady: Well, you see....
Me: And really, does your technique work? I've never seen it before, and I just don't think that it would work for me.
Lady: Ahh...
Me: I mean, if I really have an issue, I go for the quick pull method. It's quick and very effective.
Lady: I see.
Me: And what kind of underwear do you wear? I've just never had an issue with it riding up on me constantly. Have you ever thought about going with a thong if you are that bothered by it?
Lady: I've got to go.
Me: Wait, just one more question! What's with the facial expression as you're adjusting? It just doesn't seem natural. If you kept more of a poker face, maybe people wouldn't notice as much?

Yeah, that interview probably wouldn't go over so well. But hey, it's an effective commercial by all advertising standards. I actually voluntarily watched it - more than once, mind you. I know what the product was (Hanes wedgie proof underwear -- maybe not the exact name but I could find it in a store) and where it's sold (Wal-Mart, which effectively means I'll never buy a pair). And the commercial made me giggle.


Kellan August 24, 2008 at 10:11 PM  

That would be a funny interview! You are so right - there is no need for all that silliness - HA! Truthfully - I just yank them out if they are driving me that crazy - you know?!

Have a good Monday - Kellan

Mabunny August 25, 2008 at 7:04 AM  

Ok, if someone is bothered by wedgies, why would they try a thong? Sorry never had the feeling that my butt needed to be flossed.I occasionally have ride up issues but not often enough to dig them out in a very public place!

Gina August 25, 2008 at 2:53 PM  

I'm with Kellan -which is the reason I don't wear thongs. I would ALWAYS be doing that. I know - panty lines and all, but I happen to think that panty lines are less offensive than constantly picking my ass.

Jeff August 25, 2008 at 8:46 PM  

Just the thought of a thong makes me do that squirmy dance. I know tons of women who wear them and I've always wondered how they could possibly stand having a rope up their butts all day long. Please enlighten me.

Michelle August 25, 2008 at 10:06 PM  

Kellen - I'm with you on the apparent invention solving a problem I didn't know we had. And yep, I'm a yanker, too! Fortunately, not too often.

Mabunny - Ummm I'm guessing that they are people who are more into form than function. Have you not seen some of the high heels that some people wear?

Gina - I do have a friend who's more concerned about VPL than picking, I think. Visible Panty Lines are her nemisis. But I refuse to ask her about her underwear choice.

Jeff - I will be honest with you. There is "good" thong underwear and "bad" thong underwear. Some have thicker edges with more rough stitching, while others have more finely worked fabrics that are far more comfortable to the point that you don't realize they're there. Not that I have any personal experience in this or anything.

Cookie August 26, 2008 at 9:56 PM  

OMG! That was hilarious! I somehow missed that commercial. Now jut be glad that isn't something that your kids decide to repeat in public ;)

Angie's Spot August 28, 2008 at 10:57 PM  

That commercial makes me laugh! And I love your interview. So true!

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