Thursday, February 14, 2008

Immodium-schmodium

I’m increasingly bemused by the rash of laxative adverts that are appearing on the telly. The new breed of ad usually features a group of concerned looking attractive women, sitting around, apparently chatting about their ‘uncomfortable stools’.

Why would you take a pill to make your stools more comfortable? Who are these weedy delicate women who can’t cope with the odd scratchy poo? What’s wrong with eating some good ol’ bran flakes for brekkie? That’ll get things moving!

Flick to another channel and you’re immediately faced with another pair of attractive women flouncing happily down the street, tossing their shiny hair because they’ve taken a different pill to stop their newly liquid yet comfortable stools from escaping unannounced. Maybe the idea is that, if you get the timing right, you can avoid the necessity of ever having to use a toilet other than your own at home. It would be a delicate balancing act between the laxative and the bunger-upper drug, but it could be done.

7 Comments:

Blogger OboeJane said...

the thing that really traumatises me is that new fat-binding drug that prevents absorbtion of fat in the gut, leading to weight-loss and...

...um...

...fecal leakage. Apparently the oily stools can just flood out without even being noticed. Until people point out that you have a large greasy poo-stain on your trousers, that is.

1:12 PM  
Blogger Tony Ruscoe said...

But which would you rather be? An attractive woman with stools that require pills to get them to behave or an unattractive ones with stools that do as they're told without any drugs?

(I guess men never have stool issues...)

1:18 PM  
Anonymous rach said...

just read that while eating my sarnie.

I haven't heard of that drug, but I won't be rushing to try it.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Raindrops said...

nice topic for valentines day LOL
(and no will not be rushing to try it) Tricia

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Gracie said...

Rach - you are truly gross! As disgusting as this post is, i'm not overly surprised that you've written it! xxx

3:38 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Can't see what all the fuss is about. Me? regular as clockwork. 6.10am every day!!!!

11:24 AM  
Blogger Gigibird said...

I find it very interesting how these days when there seems no taboos the subject of poo can make some squeamish....
GP's write more prescriptions for laxatives then any other drug apparently....so there's a lot of hard poo about:)

9:29 PM  

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