Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Just How Lazy Are Americans, Anyway?

So, my plan for this blog is to document our (mis)adventures here in Canada. However, sometimes I just might have to go on a rant or ask some questions or just post random thoughts. Today, lucky you, is rant day.
I wonder, just how lazy are Americans anyway? I've always wanted to do a pictorial essay entitled "This is why we are fat, Americans!". The picture would be a vast nearly-empty mall parking lot. There would be one car parked at the closest spot to the mall entrance with the tail-lights on (obviously, the car is preparing to back out of the parking spot). Another car would be waiting with the "courtesy blinker" blinking, ready to take the spot when the car leaves...even though there are a million other spots open. God forbid you walk more than necessary to get to the mall...or the gym...or McDonald's...or anywhere!
So, in this spirit, I want to talk about the latest commercials I've seen for people too busy or too frazzled to add laundry detergent to the washing machine or dishwashing detergent to the dishwasher everytime they fill up the appliance and turn it on. Since we are all, clearly, so super busy, we cannot possible take two seconds to scoop out the detergent and put it in the dispenser. I don't know about you, but this would completely stress me out. I have enough trouble remembering to open a new pack of contacts once a month, give my dogs their heartworm pills once a month, etc., etc. To add another thing to remember once a month instead of sticking to the routine of dirty clothes in, detergent in, turn on machine.
And another thing...I keep seeing the ad for McCain's microwave-ready potatoes...seems we are also to busy to rinse, peel and dice potatoes...come on people...it's not like we a cooking for 10 kids...it doesn't take that long.
OK, I'm done now.