Topic: Out of Flyover Land
I spend a lot of time thinking, this fact has been, to paraphrase Jerome K. Jerome the cause of much misery to myself and discomfort to every one about me--my lady friends especially complained most bitterly about it.
But still, I seem to persist in looking at the World and thinking about what I see.
Tonight I was on a meal break in the Plant Cafeteria. They have TVs running, to tell the truth, besides turning on a Movie, that's about the only time I watch that medium. I don't watch it to keep informed on World Events, certainly.
A commercial came on put out by BP. It is about how they are working to provide us energy in an environmentally friendly manner.
The Woman they had speaking had a strangely familiar caste to her features. I looked and thought, "where have I seen that expression before? Those drooping, half closed eyes looked mighty familiar."
Then I realized of what she reminded me. I quit even drinking 16 years ago. So needless to say I do not indulge in "Better Living Through Chemicals", however in my younger wilder days, I by no means lived in a Monastery.
I recall that half-closed drooping eye look, it was the look I used to see in people's eyes, just before they passed out. ;-)
My buddy Gabe, who I am usually with on breaks, was doing more "listening" than looking. He made the comment, "they should have her use simpler language, the words she uses do not speak to the average person."
I looked at him and said, "what if THAT is the point Gabe?"
On the surface this is a "How we supply you with energy and protect the environment" commercial.
What if it is REALLY a commercial which says beneath the surface, "Look what complete idiots we have to put up with"?
Nah, that couldn't be it. I probably, as I said in the beginning of this, think too much and tend to the cynical.
But still, the next time you see a BP commercial?
Look at the woman's eyes, listen to how she phrases he words and ask yourself.
I Wonder What They Really Meant By That?