Sunday, January 06, 2008

how the smart woman gets what she wants


So there's this new commercial for Cadbury Thins that starts with a placard reading "How the smart woman gets what she wants". To summarize, the smart woman walks into a store and sees another woman trying on a dress. This other woman is happy and excited, and clearly loves the dress (which does look pretty good on her). The smart woman gets what she wants by telling the other woman that the dress looks bad on her by shaking her head, and then we see the smart woman buying it because it's on sale.

God, that's maddening. Nevermind that the smart woman is tiny and thin while the other woman is a normal size--I am so frustrated that women are continually told that the best way to get ahead is by beating other women down. Seriously--if a complete stranger came up to you in a clothing store and literally gave you the thumbs down on something you were trying on, how upset would you be?

5 comments:

Castor Rouge said...

Women give me the thumbs down and make hurtful gestures every time I try on dresses in stores, and I agree her response is unrealistic (I usually end up running away crying and then consoling myself that they're just jealous I can fit into the trimmer gowns).

Seriously though, good observation about the commercial... I think they're playing on a stupid person's conception of smart to get their point across.

Anonymous said...

I liked the sound track however

Anonymous said...

What is the background song, anyway?

cutvan said...

bitter sweet- dirty laundry, the name of the soundtrack...

Anonymous said...

I think its a funny commercial. Stop overreacting.