Such and such a person found him/herself with cancer/heart disease/other life threatening condition and was told by important doctors that "Of course we'll get you well! You have a long time to live for your kids/grandkids." Insert warm fuzzy expressions for the health center/doctors/insurance company here. The first 30 or so times I heard these ads, they didn't both me. Then today it struck me: Really?!?! The only possible reason someone could have for wanting to get better and live a long, healthy life is their progeny? What about a beloved spouse? Even a pet? Nieces, nephews, young friends? To serve others? Any other possible goal? Nope. If you listen to the ads, people without children have no reason to want to overcome heart disease/cancer, etc. A pox on both their houses, I say.
*This is the start of an occasional series on things that drive me absolutely bonkers. I promise not to run them too often!