Today's Totally Awkward post can also be filed under the heading "Things that would only happen to Tova."
Let's start by talking about television commercials. For some reason, stupid commercials really annoy me, and I make fun of them loudly and often... in fact I once wrote a post about that. (Take, for example, the Long John Silver's commercial that I have ridiculed to everyone I know. The one where three people are sitting at a picnic table with foil-wrapped hamburgers that they have obviously just purchased from a fast-food restaurant, and they're all looking really disappointed, and one of them says in disgust, "Hamburgers again?!?!" Umm, hello!!! If they didn't want hamburgers, why did they buy hamburgers?? Clearly, these people are too stupid to be allowed to make food purchases.)
Anyway, sometime last year, some of my coworkers and I were discussing stupid commercials. I'm not sure why we were discussing them, other than that I have a knack for seeking out awkward situations. After we'd all named some really terrible commercials, I mentioned a commercial for a local law firm. I'd always found the commercial to be particularly stupid, in large part because it involved cartoon characters, and it seems odd to me to combine something serious like lawsuits with something frivolous like a cartoon. Anyway, I'm describing the commercial, when one coworker says (and I swear I'm not making this up), "Oh, that's my commercial! The law firm made it for me!"
I laughed at first, until I realized that she was totally serious. It turns out that her dad had worked for said law firm, and she (my coworker) had been involved in an accident as a child that resulted in a lawsuit (against the other party). She was represented by her father's firm, and to make her feel better, the law firm had made a commercial specifically for her which talked about the type of accident that she'd been involved in.
In other words, of all the people in the world that I could have made fun of this commercial to, I chose the one person who had actual emotional ties to the commercial. And that is because I am amazingly awkward.
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