Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I know I already posted today, but this was FAR too perfectly perfect to not share with all my friends, stalkers and accidental visitors.

My friend and colleague, Marissa, is also PG with her first child. She's about 2 months behind me, so when we do get the chance to talk about non-work related things, it's usually an exchange of pregnancy-related drama and the like.

I called her yesterday to share my hilariously frustrating story about my quest to get maternity leave/FMLA time locked down (more frustrating than hilarious...story for another post). Anyway, at the end of the call I was sharing with her some good news that I had just been told by a friend - that most insurances will cover some or all of the cost of a breast pump (though they don't like to tell you about it!). Simply have your doc write a prescription and fill it at the hospital pharmacy. (Can I get a WOOT, WOOT!?)

One thing led to another (sorry to those in the office who overheard me say "breast" one too many times) and then she started telling me about this ridic ad she and her hubby saw in a PG magazine - something about a very corporate looking woman clearly on a conference call with her shirt all open while some magical hands-free breast pump was working away. I instructed her I had to see this ad...and rather immediately. Behold:

I know you're laughing, right? But props to the masterminds behind this insane ad, because not only am I blogging about it, you will all remember it and probably tell your friends, too. It's Advertising 101. Brills. And also pretty darn hilarious.

And, for and extra giggle, Marissa asks the following questions of the ad in question:
  1. Why is she so happy about this situation?
  2. Who is she talking to?
  3. What is she writing in her daily agenda? (12:30 p.m. – “hook up awesome new bustier” 12:32 p.m. – "make a business call")
  4. Um yeah, WHO IS SHE TALKING TO?

Can you imagine that call?

Boss: "Yes, so I need to review the fourth quarter TPS reports ASAP."

Mom/Employee: "Oh, yes, Mr. Bossman. I will fax those over to you as soon as I suction these pumps off my boobies and button up my shirt. I'm on it!"

I mean, really.


Anonymous said...

Are you serious?!!! That is hilarious!! I swear that just made my day

my mid mid-life crisis said...

You weren't hinting at me with the stalker comment, right? :)

LOVE the ad. I cannot stop laughing at your comments. My husband was like, "What in the world is going on here? She's being tortured and she's smiling!"

Marissa said...

I'm so excited that this made it on the blog. :) If this company sells any bustiers, I say that we should get a cut of the profits!