Remember those old Pepperidge Farm commercials (see the image to the left) that show a woman enjoying—perhaps a bit too much—her Milano cookies? The ones she takes from a bag she’s hidden somewhere neither her kids nor her husband can find. You ever wonder why she felt the need to hide the bag? Am I missing something? Is she supposed to feel guilty for enjoying the little bit of pleasure that sandwich cookie brings her? Or is it just because she doesn’t want to share. Give the kids the cheap, store bought brand and keep the good ones for yourself.
Well I think it’s about time the Milano cookie lady became friends with the woman in the Carl’s Junior commercials. You know, the long-haired stunner on the verge of ecstasy with every bite of her overflowing, over sauced double cheeseburger. She doesn’t seem to harbor any guilt whatsoever about enjoying herself. Although I’ve never seen anyone eat a cheeseburger or any other food item quite like that. I wonder where the producers found her. I wonder how many burgers they had to make for that 30 second spot. I wonder if she even ate any of the said burger(s). Probably not.
Sadly, I have to admit, I feel for the Milano lady … as I think many women do. And quite frankly, I find it absurd that so many think they need to hide the pleasure they gain from enjoying something delicious. As if it makes them weak. I mean you don’t see people stashing bags of celery away in secret hideouts—or do you? Just a little something to think about …
Sometimes, a guilty pleasure can be worth every penny—especially if it empowers you.
So go forth ladies … heed the lessons from the Carl’s Junior lady and stop hiding your guilty pleasures … enjoy life. Enjoy that cheeseburger, or celery, as it may be ;) Today’s post inspired by the daily one-word prompt: hideout.