I just noticed we’re running this PSA on our talk stations, I dunno from who, I didn’t listen that close, but it’s probably the Catholics or the Mormons, it sounds like their style. So anyhoo, all it is is the so-called “interviewer” guy asking people “What have you done for your marriage today?” I know, yark.
The funny part is, the people who sound youngish, like in their 20’s and 30’s, all say sappy crap like “I wrote my husband a love email,” or “We’re going to the zoo as a family.” But the people who sound older, like 60’s or 70’s and been married for a coon’s age — they’re all like “I didn’t yell at him today,” and “I didn’t bring up anything controversial.”
So the message I’m getting is: If you want a successful. long-lasting relationship — SHUT THE FUCK UP.
Take Chuckweasel and me, for example. We’ve been together coming up on 5 years this summer, and by now, let’s face it, we’ve both heard all of each other’s stories. So if we’re going to chit chat, it needs to be something CURRENT — like a funny joke one of us heard or what’s going on on “Jersey Shore.” Important stuff like that.
We also both know what’s gonna piss the other one off. So the only reason to bring that stuff up is if you WANT to start a fight. Which, admittedly, sometimes I do, but that’s my character flaw to deal with! It’s like talking to Poor Ol’ Dad about God or President Obama — YOU JUST DON’T DO IT.
What I wanna know is, do the people who made this commercial KNOW what they’re saying? ‘Cause it’s funny if they DON’T, but somehow even funnier if they DO.
“Shut the fuck up, Margaret. This message brought to you by the Pope.”