Am incercat azi sa-i explic unui prieten din afara de ce nu suport reclamele la Activia si de ce m-am bucurat enorm cand in sfarsit UE le-a interzis sa mai abereze cu taratzele lor cu tot.
Me: we had this series of absurd commercials for some brand of yogurt with cereals
called Activia, which were supposed to regulate digestive track and prevent bloating. Until EU banned them as they had no proof it would help in any sort of way; you might have ve as well ate dirt or plums and beer
Me: They pictured some incredibly absurd situations
Such as a woman - ofc, who else would buy that shit - standing alone on the couch, upset. And her friends: "Hey lets go to the movie"
"I can't...I'm bloated..."
Me: well first of all
Me: Having gas is not exactly a socially accepted subject in here
dunno about you guys, but we don't discuss our intestinal issues with friends unless they are extravagantly hilarious, such as "I took a shit on my mom-in-law's poodle"
D: erm nope, not here either as far as i know lol
Me:dunno...otherwise, you just friggin keep it for yourself
no matter if its gas, solid or whatever
D: erm yes
the phenomenon of bloating was depicted as
a sort of gassy plague preventing the subject from having friends, life, activities
and limiting him / her to stand and (probably fart like a docker ) alone on his / her couch
I hated those commercials with a passion.