Friday, June 23, 2006

Only In America

I.

Last weekend, I was waiting for the bus on Van Ness & Greenwich. The Sf Muni, especially on the weekend, does not come "every 15 minutes" but rather when it damn well feels like it. As I dug my heels in for a protracted faceoff with my watch, a young woman approached me, initiating this feverish exchange:

Young Woman: "Excuse me, does the bus come here?"

Me: "Allegedly."

Young Woman: "I'm sorry, do you speak English?"

II.

Due to the NBA finals, I have been watching much more television than usual - although, to be fair, any television at all is much more than usual. One of the commercials that seems to really be making the rounds is for Cialis, an ED drug that promises to work up to four hours. At the end of the commercial, they admit that side effects may include an upset stomach, headaches, and a sore back. Seems obvious enough to me. My only question is, what happens to the guy taking it?

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooh. And when you're good, you're good.

9:25 PM  
Anonymous joe said...

beautiful.

you know i saw that commercial; it took a few time for it to click that ED stood for Erectile Dysfunction. That's what you get for working with Emotionally Disturbed special ed.

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Alan said...

you are invited to my join me in my rv anytime, kick ass alongside me, drink the champagne of beer... as long as you speak american.

1:25 PM  

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