Life Imitates Commericals

Eliina‘s discussion of the rash of Adult Things that seem to be sweeping my wider group of friends (engagements, marriages, real jobs, people moving in together) reminded me of something I wanted to post.

Some days, I feel like I’m trapped in that Saturn commercial about Marriage. Go here and click on the “Wedding” one (I can’t figure out how to get it to link directly) if you haven’t seen it. I’m in the car, watching everyone I know dive after bouqets and rent tuxes.

I see myself as the sarcastic looking girl in the front seat, thinking all these people are fucking nuts. I could also be the frightened-looking guy she looks at, who seems to be torn between admitting he wants all this and realizing what it actually means.

But way, way more of my friends than I anticipated at this point in my life are the dippy couple in the back seat, giving each other moony looks, thinking about how nice a wedding would be, mentally picking out dates that would be convenient.

Of course, in six months I could be part of the dippy couple in the back seat.

Odds are, however, I’ll still be bitter and alone, but this time looking for a dress that doesn’t make me look like a floral-printed version of the Pillsbury Doughboy so I have more than my current stable of two dresses to wear to weddings.

At least, however, nobody in any of my groups of friends has kids yet. Some of them have friends from home or siblings who have 2 kids already. All my stepsiblings have kids (or will by this time next month), but they’re all at least 10 years older than me.

Just as long as Saturn doesn’t come out with a “Parenthood” commercial right when my friends all start having kids. Then I think I’m going to have to find their ad agency and find out where they’ve hidden their cameras.

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