Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Subway Commercial

Have you seen that new Subway commercial where all those people are about to take a bite of their fast food lunch?  If you have, then hang on a minute while I set this one up for the ones who haven't.  :)  (I tried to find it on YouTube first, with no luck).

Disclaimer:  It's been a week since I've seen it, so bear with me if the details are creatively altered.  :)

The commercial begins with several shots of people in different work situations sitting down, about to take their first bite of their fast food lunch (hamburgers and other sandwiches, french fries, etc.).  Then it goes back to the beginning and shows those same people taking their first bite, then back again to those same people and that's when the fun starts!  It shows a rapidly changing montage of people's buttons popping off their pants, pants splitting, chairs breaking, scaffolding collapsing...if someone is wearing it or sitting on it when they take their first bite of greasy fast food, SOMETHING happens to it.  The last shot is from behind a car in a drive-thru, and as the bag of food is passed into the car, the front tires blow.  (The moral of the story is supposed to be "Subway, Eat Fresh", but that's a whole other issue if you ask me!)

We saw it for the first time this weekend, and by the end of the commercial, (which we saw during football games) the girls and I were laughing hysterically.  Of course, I was running a fever too, so that may have made it funnier than it was.  :)

After we saw the commercial the first time, on Saturday, the girls were a little puzzled.  It was funny that all those things were happening to people, but why were they happening?  We have had many discussions about healthy eating and making good food choices, so it was easy to explain.  They know that fast food isn't good for us, so all I had to do was point out to them that each of those people were about to take a bite of some kind of fast food.  When we saw the commercial again on Sunday, the girls laughed even harder than they had before (and pointed out what each person was eating, too).

Did I mention that I had a fever?  :)  Over the weekend, I finally caught the 2-3 day fever the kids had passed around the week before.  NOT fun.  Sunday night our neighbor Mary called to check on me, and volunteered to bring us Burger King for dinner Monday night so I wouldn't have to cook after feeling so rotten.  I jumped at the offer!  :)  So, Monday night, we had Burger King for dinner.

I gave the kids their hamburgers and apple fries (which are really just apple slices in a fry box) and gave them glasses of milk (so we could save the milks that came with their dinner for lunch on the road on Tuesday).  As I was putting the milk back in the fridge, I heard two loud simultaneous crashing sounds, and looked back to see Jaela and Macey laying on the floor next to their chairs.  I was exasperated and told them to get off the floor and eat their dinner.

Me:  And WHY are you even LAYING on the floor, anyway?
J & M:  We're being that commercial where people eat unhealthy food and fall off their chairs!

I laughed so hard that I cried.