Monday, February 19, 2007

Tightening Up That Ass

Mom was watching an infomercial for The Bean, an inflatable plastic rocking chair supposedly designed to provide maximum benefits from exercising your core muscles. It's the latest contraption for sit-ups to give you that six-pack stomach.

Every time the narrator says "abs" (short for abdominal muscles), mother thinks he is saying "ass" and she raises her eyebrows in alarm over the profanity. It is Sunday afternoon, after all. I explain it every time, but of course she forgets as soon as I say it. You can imagine how many times they say "abs" on a commercial for exercise equipment. The irony? If I had a dollar for every time mother dear has said "ass" over the course of her life, I'd be a rich man!

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