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Monday, June 24, 2013

What Irritates You, Monday

"What irritates you Monday" is a meme thought up by Delores from The Feathered Nest.

Here, on a Monday, we get a chance to vent our little, or not so little, things that irritate us.
It doesn't have to be something on that particular Monday, it can be anything that irritates you any day of any week.  

Today, my irritation is....

THAT sneeze.

Here in Australia, every winter, there is an advertisement on television showing a woman sneezing.  

The sneeze has been captured on slow motion camera so that every sprayed droplet is clearly visible.

This is usually played around dinnertime and is quite vomit-inducing if you happen to be eating at the time. 
Playing it with classical music doesn't make it any more appealing. 

It's meant to make people more aware that we are in flu season and should get a flu shot. 

Nothing at all is mentioned about covering up sneezes and coughs so that you don't infect others. 
No mention of proper and frequent hand washing either. 

Shame on them.


  1. Hard to believe the other side of the screen isn't obliterated by snot.

  2. Bleah. I don't think I have seen that one. The ad which tells you 'to soldier on' through your cold (and infect everyone else) always has me speaking to the screen.

  3. I agree ... I have to turn away when it comes on the telly .... Yuck!

  4. Don't think I've seen "The Sneeze" either but we seldon watch TV before 8 p.m. which is when we usually eat dinner. I agree with you about hygiene not being mentioned but then again I am finding these days that most ads are senseless anyway. I try to avoid actually 'watching" them and always mute them as well. I only like the ones that use humour to sell their product.

  5. Joanne Noragon; I'm very grateful that it isn't!!

    Elephant's Child; you are so lucky. The "soldier on" medication works really well if you get the one that stops the sneezing and coughing as well as stopping the headache and lowering your temperature. It means you can be at work without coughing and sneezing, but with restricted ingredients now the over the counter ones might not work as well. I don't get colds and flu anyway, so I'm not concerned and if I did get a cold, I'd still stay home just in case, but I'd take the medication so I didn't feel like death while doing housework.

    Dianne; I actually get up and leave the room.

    Mimsie; yes, most ads are senseless. I really do wish they'd mention frequent hand washing and covering up of coughing and sneezing.

  6. There is so much wrong about eating tea in front of the TV but I still do it, mainly in winter, but I try and do it when there is a nature show or something mild no blood and guts but you are right we can't do anything about the adds, then there is always ABC.

  7. That sounds about as disgusting as the one they show over here about the kid who touches everything. Gross.