I don’t often pay attention to those ads that pop up in the sidebars of my Facebook and Hotmail pages, but occasionally they can’t be ignored.
Like the one that advertised a program wherein I could become a social worker–or maybe it was a nurse– in only a few months. Now, aside from the fact that I can’t think of any personal information about me on the web that would lead an advertiser to believe I have any interest in working socially. And nursing? Puh-leez. I think I’ve made my feelings about band-aids pretty clear a number of times on the www, so why any advertiser would think me a suitable candidate for a job that requires bandaging people is mind-boggling.
But even more mind-boggling is the picture included with the ad:
Because not only does that person have some weird fingers, but she also HAS A BABY IN HER POCKET!
And who goes to school to learn how to put a freakishly small baby in her pocket? I’m no nurse or social worker, but I’m pretty sure that’s something one would be told not to do if she did want to go into one of those professions. I mean, are there really courses that teach people how to carry babies in their pockets?
The only place I can think of where this would be a possibility is Australia. Perhaps they have some kind of Marsupial Model Of Nursing /Social Work program wherein the students are given some kangaroo training. I’ve heard those Aussies are having some problems with an over abundance of roos. Maybe this is their solution. Train the kangaroos to train people–who are supposed to be professionals– how to pack a baby around.
But have they not heard of Baby Bjorns? Cuz those people have figured it out without any help from giant rodents.
And what kind of person sees this ad and thinks to herself, Hey, I’ve always wanted to be a carrier of babies in my pockets. How do I get in on this? and then clicks that button?
Not this gal.