Archive for February 5th, 2009

The Weary Waitress

February 5, 2009

A waitress cleans up after the bar closes. One second, everything is normal. Two seconds later, well, either she has serious injuries or a very funny story to tell her grandchildren. Maybe both.

Either way, we are reminded of the fragility of life and the illusion of control. Tomorrow, much less the very next moment, is not promised to any of us. Seize the day!

Then again, maybe this is just a commercial for a stool-softening product called DulcoEase . . . which it is! At the end of the commercial is the slogan, “Stools causing you pain?” 

Like many people, I thought the video was an actual event captured on a bar’s security camera—until a friend e-mailed me “the rest of the story” after I had posted it. Actually, it’s nice to know that this wasn’t a real waitress who ended up with (more…)