When people mock my intelligence.
Not that I consider myself to be particularly brilliant, but hey! Apparently, I am well above average. Because you know what they say… Think about the most average person you can imagine, and then remember that half of the population is dumber!
Now, you might wonder why the sudden rant?
The above picture is a shot of our tv… The ad that was playing presents a guy carrying a couch while his friend is sitting on it.
So far, so good.
But if like me, you always spot the small characters written at the bottom of the page (or in this case, bottom of the screen), you’ve probably noticed that the
advertisers felt the need to put the warning ”Ne pas tenter”.
I’ll spare you a detour via Google Translate, it means ”Do not try this”.
I mean, as much as I love my downstairs neighbours (not my landlords… More like, my friends living in the U.S.), I would understand the fear of a possible pending lawsuit. But here, in Québec?
Unfortunately, lawyers probably feel like there is a tangible chance that someone out there would try to reproduce the scene, and then sue the egg industry (yes, this is an advertisement for eggs) for their ruined back.
I think that somewhere along the road, we’ve slowly lost something that probably was the key to humans still being on the surface of the planet to this day; natural selection!
Why, oh why, are we working so hard to keep the dumbest of our specie alive? For thousands of years, it has been ok, that only the strongest and the most intelligent would live to reproduce.
Quite honestly, I feel sorry for all the men (and women) that died just because they couldn’t race fast enough to outrun a predator… At least, they probably had the intelligence to flee.
Don’t get me wrong, I am glad that we are able to help people born with disabilities to live a fulfilling life.
But if you are stupid enough to think that you can lift your couch, with your bestfriend sitting on it… Go for it!
Please be my guest, but don’t complain about the back pain tomorrow morning!