Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I'm not buying it.

A recent banner ad I saw touted the back-to-school savings in the Junior's department at Target. The girl in the photo was entirely too happy looking about her new yellow bag. I'm not buying it. If you show up for the first day of school here in Nu-Perfect America looking that gleeful, they'll have you peeing in a cup faster than you can say "Jeff Spicoli".

9 comments:

Matt G said...

Dropped of both my girls this morning for their first day.

The elder one just wanted me to leave as soon as possible (it didn't help that I'd just gotten off duty and was in full uniform, carrying her big box of supplies for her into the classroom). The younger one never looked up from the school breakfast that I'd left her with.

These girls are happy to be back in school, despite the fact that they're in a brand new school.

Tam said...

Well, there's "happy", and then there's the way the chick in the ad looked...

BobG said...

When I was in school, a happy expression on the first day of school would probably get you beat up.

Anonymous said...

I dunno, I can say "Jeff Spicoli" pretty fast....


TheSev

Ben said...

'Learnin about Cuba, havin some food.'

triticale said...

Isn't the usual measure for speed of peeing a comparison to a racehorse on a flat rock?

I would get all libertarian about my employment having nothing to do with the quality of my urine, but my work involves operation of client motor vehicles and the test comes around right at the end of Lent.

Matt G said...

Are you talking about this girl, shown here today?

Tam said...

No, she's positively emo by comparison.

Matt G said...

Scare me, then.

Photographer: "Right, luv. Show me happy. No, happier. No, I need... Wait. Can you do manic?"