December 07, 2006

Mummy, the Christmas bunny isn't moving

This is yesterday’s completely fucking weird offering from H&M. You know how you see something that you feel instinctively is wrong, but can’t quite put your finger on it? My eye kept straying back to the press version of this in the Metro freesheet, a series of question marks fugging my brain.
OK, cute kid and all that, but I resolved to solve the problem by waving the ad in front of our tea lady while my chicken soup was redecorating the inside of the company’s microwave oven.
“It’s ridiculous. Why would you dress a child in fuzzy mittens and stuff while leaving her in only her indoor clothes?”
Bang on the money, madam.
“Besides,” said the mistress of tea, darkening the mood, “if you owned a large dog, it would take one look at her and rip her to pieces if it mistook her for a rabbit.”


greencan said...

I think they're showing you the accessories only...or she'd be wearing bottoms instead of only tights. But all moms know you can't dress your child in will turn a multitude of colors within about 15 min

SchizoFishNChimps said...

As a dad, I find the logic (of showcasing the accessories like this) to be unfathomable.
The missus would agree with you though.

Anonymous said...

At least when he topples over, he'll be well-cushioned.

Maulleigh said...

She's basically wearing tights (underwear) over a diaper (underwear). VERY low class.

Scamp said...

tea ladies. they're dark, aren't they. must be from collecting everyone's dirty mugs all day

SchizoFishNChimps said...

I reckon you can judge the character of an agency by the calibre of its tea ladies.