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Hi Friends,

Monday is the most difficult day of the week. Getting out of the warmth of your bed after being harassed by mosquitoes all night, is a Herculean task. You should be rewarded with a cup of hot coffee or is it hot cup of coffee? Looks like I am already losing my mind. But hey, no worries.

Last night, when I went to bed, I did tap dance, cha cha, Salsa, break dance, Indian Classical dance and so on with my arms and legs moving on the music played by the mosquitoes, who were seeking revenge for the parody I made on them. I happened to slap myself for teasing the poor creatures who were baying for my family’s blood. It was then that I realized that the mosquitoes make excellent dance teachers who can make you dance anywhere, while having food, on the bed, cooking and so on. Do you want to be another Michael Jackson or Prabhudeva? Contact the mosquitoes in the evening for free coaching. Hey, this sounds like an advertisement.

Speaking of advertisements, especially, TV commercials, I can think of a single word, Trash. I wasn’t born yesterday. So, none of the TV commercials are convincing enough to make me buy any product. For me, toothpaste means Colgate, Shampoo is Pantene, Tea is Red Label. All of us might have seen numerous commercials or TV ads for toothpaste. It says the particular brand gives strength to your teeth and prevents cavity and tooth decay. But can it assure that your teeth will never be broken? Certainly not. What if someone has an altercation with a mighty opponent who breaks a tooth or two? Or accidentally slips and falls or bites something really hard like Hagrid’s rock cakes? Secondly, I too eat apples but never get the crunchy sound as shown in TV. There goes the strong toothpaste theory down the drain.

Then, there is the ad for detergent powder for washing clothes. Especially, the brand Tide, shows white clothes become whiter. What about the colored clothes then? Will they too become white after losing their color? Just imagine the amount of money, we could save on beauty parlor by bathing in a tub of Tide detergent powder, which could make us white. Similarly, we can save water by simply avoid bathing and spraying ourselves in perfumes and deodorants. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Of course, I am kidding. Personal hygiene is very important.

Whenever I see a commercial for fairness cream, I can’t help but laugh. Squirm a bit of cream from the tube like a toothpaste and apply it all over your face. It gives glowing complexion to the skin. And lo, behold! You have turned into a fairy from being an ugly witch with zits on her face. This is ridiculous. Fair skin, glowing complexion has nothing to do with an individual’s personality. Dark and dusky people are very attractive too. Never judge anyone on the basis of skin color. It’s the thought that counts. While taking care of your physical appearance is a must, your internal thoughts should be good. Color doesn’t matter at all.

The health drinks claim that they have all the nutrients essential for a human body. Great! There’s no need to cook food. Just boil the milk, add the health mix ( Horlicks or Bournvita) and keep drinking the whole day along with your family. You can save money on the gas cylinders and expensive fruits and vegetables.

I think I have done enough bashing of commercials. I also agree that not all the commercials are bad or misleading. I love those which promote social welfare, those endorsing cleanliness drive, and unity, love, and care among the citizens and inspire patriotism towards the country. To sum it up, we have to keep our thoughts clean and broaden our perspective towards life. Is there any powder, drink or cream which can do it? No, but there are good books and motivational blogs along with meditation to serve the purpose.

Stay fit, eat healthy, drink plenty of water, and enjoy life with a smile. You will appear naturally beautiful and…….. do not blindly buy any product merely because a celebrity endorsed it.

Thank you so much for taking your precious time to visit my website. Hope you enjoyed reading my blogs. 😊😊


8 thoughts on “MONDAY BLUES (29)

  1. Wow! Wow! Wow! Mosquitos are lke have a terrible nightmare, Dear Aparna great share.
    Have a wonderful day full of all the things makes you happy! Belssings!


  2. Thank you so much, dearβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯️😊😊😊. I am so happy to know that. Have a wonderful day.

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  3. This is an amazing and hilarious post Aparana!
    Love your writing and so laughing but so sorry about those damn dancing mosquitos.
    You’re great to keep your sense of humor my friend.
    Cuddle up and cheers to you for your determination and wit.
    Thanks for the chuckle❣️


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