Wonder if I gave an Oreo? Would it change the course of my world? To be honest, my world is pretty great these days. Buuuttt….what if there were really a simple little gift or simple little phrase you could pass along to change all people and all situations?
Oh wait, there is, it’s called the middle finger. Kidding.
Okay, the middle finger is slightly true, but on the completely opposite end of this spectrum. Either way, Oreo’s new advertising campaign tries to sell it as a wondrous little miracle; in fact the new tag line is wonderfilled. I wish I had a secret little miracle I could pass to an angry boss, a moody sister-in-law, a butterfly-filled crush, or a reckless ex boyfriend. It could appease all tense situations and it could turn everything in my favour, apparently even my run-ins with the ever-charming Dracula.
But, since sharing an Oreo for world harmony is a little far-fetched and my gorgeous smile just won’t do….I’ll have to settle for a little honesty, a touch of confusion and a lot of problem solving. I recently read an article that unhappiness is not an issue with what you have, but a desire for what you don’ t have. So, I’ll do my best to chin it up and relish under the breath comments, family dysfunction and car repairs.
Even though picturing sharks, squids and seals in a group hug and talking about the undead seems completely ridiculous…even I have to admit the song is catchy. My girl Kate articulates my thoughts pretty darn accurately. http://jezebel.com/oreos-weird-new-commercial-will-lull-you-into-a-twee-c-504470002
So, I guess, what I’m really saying is make the best of what presents itself and just put up with the rest…even weird Oreo commercials.
The Ginga Ninja