So my wife and I were flipping channels last Saturday night in a rare evening of nothing-to-do-ness, when we stumbled on Jennifer Lopez's movie Enough and got sucked in hook, line and sinker.
Sure it was far-fetched and predictable, but every now and then it's fun to just suspend reality and watch a good old fashioned "good guy wins" kind of movie.
That one ended at midnight, but before we could unwrap ourselves from our blanket and head to bed, Selena came right on and piqued Charli's curiosity. Apparently we were victims of a J-Lo marathon movie night. I'm pretty sure there are laws against things like that. I'm consulting a lawyer today.
Anyway, before we could escape, Charli pulled the blanket up to her chin and snuggled back in.
Charli: Ooh, I've always wanted to see this movie!
Me: Are you serious? It's 12:00. We can't stay up this late! Besides, I know how it ends... she gets shot and dies.
Charli: So what. What else do you have to do tonight?
Anyway, I figured a 90-minute flick... I'd be in bed by 1:30. Except that I forgot to factor in the commercials, which run every 8 minutes for 5 minutes - which if you do the math adds an extra 56.25 minutes to the total viewing time of the movie thus putting us at somewhere around 2:30. The only things that should be up at that hour are owls and couples on first dates.
But at least if I had to watch hours of commercials, I was lucky enough to have been subjected to this product for acid reflux.
Not fortunate because this product can help with a problem I have, but fortunate because of the way it's pronounced. Here's how it sounds:
If your doctor tells you it's acid reflux disease, ask if ASS EFFECTS is right for you.Seriously? NO ONE in the product development or marketing departments caught this? To me this sounds like an awesome practical joke gone too far. I can hear the pitch in the board room by the smart-assed sales guy now.
Sales guy: Yes, the product is ready for market. I propose we call it Aci...(snort). Ahem, Aci...(snort). I'm sorry... Aci-phex (splurt chuckle chuckle).
President: And what is so funny about Aci-phex? I think it's perfect!
Sales guy: No, I wasn't laughing about the name. I was laughing at how much money we're going to make with this fantastic new product. I'm just giddy with excitement!
President: Very well then, let's do it!
Sales guy: You got it boss!
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