Thursday, June 27, 2013

An Amazing Blog Post Comment

I started this blog for a number of reasons.  One of them was to have a good excuse to write funny things.  Actually, that was one of the main reasons.

Most of my friends accurately describe my humor in the following way.

The first thing you'll hear them say is I'm a shotgun.  I'm loud and I'll try thousands of different jokes, phrases, or reactions until one gets a laugh.  For every one funny thing I've said or written, there have been literally hundreds of discarded attempts at humor that resulted in groaning, sighing, eye-rolling, or some other cringe-producing reaction.  Sometimes I'll get on a hot streak, but other times it's obvious I need to keep it an internal dialogue.  But usually it's obvious to everyone but me.

And I'm totally cool with that as long as I get one that I can use for a bit.

The second thing you'll hear is that once I find a nugget of any substantial quality, I'll wear it out faster than a joke that could be inserted here about Paula Deen and her escaping sponsors.  I ring all of the water out of that joke rag, over and over and over again.

Once the joke's done, there's two options.  Give it some downtime and try it again or pull the trigger on the shotgun and hunt for another nugget.

This is an accurate description of how I work.

For the blog, one of the jokes I've been abusing, overusing, and beating to death is the Fleet suppository instructions joke.  In 2010 I first discovered the Fleet instructions.  In 2011 we revisited Fleet suppository humor, and in 2013, I defeated tyranny with new Fleet technology.

I had a lot of fun writing the Defeating Tyranny post on Tuesday.  And earlier today, I got this awesome anonymous comment on the post.
Ha, ha, ha. Sooo hilarious!!! Just think the path you have chosen is worthy 'cause it is the right logical one: no more ankle pain man, ever. Even better, you will be walking, running soon and probably even snowboarding this winter! We are happy to provide our small contribution to it.
The (un-official) Fleet Customer Service.
Simply amazing.  I'm thrilled to see someone who might work for Fleet Customer Service find the blog and read these posts.  I've never once demeaned their products.  After all, I needed them every single time I've written about them.

If you're still reading the blog, unofficial Fleet Customer Service, let's discuss how we can take this relationship to the next level.  Why don't you invite me to be a guest writer for your next product's instructions?  Or better yet, let's do an ad campaign where I'm your humorous yet honest spokesperson.

At the very least, I'm thinking a month's supply of Fleet products, including suppositories, enemas, and laxatives might be in order.


  1. You would be an excellent spokesman!! You could use the slogan, "How Fleet got me back on my feet, uh foot". Also, I was just contemplating how the small orange cap on the enema looked like a small construction cone...thus directing "congested traffic" in your case. Yeah, I didn't get much sleep last night.

    -your favorite SIL

  2. I. Love. This. Post. You always make me laugh, usually with an eyeroll. ;-)

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