Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Parasite Singles

Posted by kuri, ping, the pinglet, & mini-ping on 2/01/2006
A commerical for new houses seen other night on, keep in mind that any impressions are my own and may not even be part of the actual commercial.

Pan in on mother cooking and cleaning, father returning from work to the house, daughter wandering around the house looking into the different rooms with dreamy expression on her face.

Daughter (late 30s/early 40s, sitting down to dinner with her mother and father): Otoosan, iroiro to arigatou. (Thank you for everything you've done for me, Dad.)

Father (in his mid-60s, looking surprised and smiling sheepishly): Iie, kore kara da yo ne. (No need to thank me...we'll still be together as a family for many years into the future.)

Camera pans in on mother's smiling face, which looks a little pained at the extra loads of laundry she must do and meals she has to cook

Every time this commercial comes on, I laugh. It reminds me of the term--parasite single--which was popular a few years ago.

I thought that the Japanese government was trying to get people married off and having kids...but this commercial seems to shout: "Outlive your parents and the house is all yours, baby!"

1 of you feeling verklempt. Tawlk amongst yourselves:

Narelle said...

LOL this is great Chris - that is exactly what it says. Make sure you live a great, pure and proper life and you can have it all !!!



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