Friday, November 30, 2007

Some observations...

Just some things that I feel like discussing with the masses:

* "Ask your Doctor if (insert drug here) is right for you." Really?! Because I thought the overpaid person who has kept me waiting for 45 minutes in a gown while they speak to sexy pharmaceutical reps with free food should tell me what is right for me on his or her own. I thought you came in with symptoms and the doctor in all his or her years of education and experience should tell me what is wrong and then prescribe accordingly. I do not understand advertising drugs. I mean, I like the attitude that Smiling Bob in the Enzyte commercials for ED. I don't know what ED entails, but I will go ahead and waste the two minutes I get of facetime with my doc to ask if Enzyte is right for me.

* Ikea is now charging .05 a bag if you want to actually bag the things you buy. Okay, fine. Yay for the environment and that isn't expensive or anything. But Ikea of all places?! Ikea publishes a bajillion catalogs every year and shoves them in every newspaper and mails them out as well. They then leave a pile of those tree chips at their door where people who probably already got it one of the other two ways pick another copy up. Splendid. Though their website has improved as far as things to view on the website, far as I can see I cannot find the full catalog. If you really care about the environment, put the catalog online and stop printing all those things up. I won't even start about the practically disposable nature of their bookshelves and other particle board goodness...

* other than that, nothing odd to point out about the universe. Christmas shopping is going well, I have a tree up but I can't decide it I want some sort of garland-y option so I am at a standstill. This weekend is Jim's birthday, so I'm excited to see Andrea and the crew. Have a great weekend...

5 comments:

shannon said...

seriously. charging for bags. egads. i agree on the catalog.
as for ed. sorry you have to talk to your doc about it. kidding. we have people come in with lists of drugs that have NOTHING to do with them. it's quite out of control.

Kache said...

my favorites are the drugs that they don't explain at all, they just show the happy, healthy person and you're supposed to ask about it. great.
looking forward to seeing your tree...you could always make garland out of leftover scrap supplies.

wait I forgot, you use all your stuff.

Kory Dordea said...

I totally hear ya! The IKEA thing is a little ridiculous if you ask me! I went there last May and spent about a $1000 on stuff for my new studio and they still wanted to charge me for bags! I said, "no thank you" and just pushed my stuff in the cart directly to my car!

Holly said...

Its amazing what people are charging for these days and to top it off it can get costly!! ERR!

Holly
Simple Things in Life

Rita said...

do you really think they're charging for bags to help the environment?? I just assumed it was because they're cheap and trying to make a buck any way they can.

I often find myself asking "what's that for?" after one of those drug commercials. And I really don't get those ads in magazines that are like 3 pages long with all the detailed info about the drug. Is that really where you're going to look for the info...in the latest issue of Cosmo?