Tuesday, December 1, 2009

And this is why some people should not have children

One in four women misread a pregnancy test. I was just watching TV and a commercial for a pregnancy test came on and this is the statistic that started the advertisement. Right there, in big bold letters. (And no, it doesn't say where this data was collected so it could be made up by mad men in advertising for I know. Or care.)

The product is for 2 types of tests. One test prints the word 'pregnant' or 'not pregnant'. And the second test is the one that actually *SPEAKS 'pregnant' or 'not pregnant.'

This could be my PMS talking or me spending too much time with kids who should be sterilized because if they procreated the world is doomed or me just being a bitch, but I think if a woman can't read 1 line to mean pregnant and 2 lines to mean not, and she NEEDS a test that SPEAKS, then that woman should NOT be having children to start with.

And I won't even go on a tangent about the fact that my local Dollar Tree (where everything in the store is $1 or less) sells pregnancy tests for a buck. Uh, no. I'm sure that's 'nuff said, right?

* People exempt from this snarky post are those who are vision impaired.
** And I hope no women were insulted by the views expressed in this post.


Bragger said...

They should make it have a smiley face or a frowny face. Oh wait.... some people would be happy to be pregnant... never mind.

Evil Pixie said...

Hahahahaha! OMG! I couldn't agree with you more!!!

Maggie said...

Evil P- thank you!

Bragger- a happy face would mean I'm not pregnant. That might be a communication error.

Jimmie Earl said...

And to think, back when your mom and I were having you kids, we had to wait until the rabbit died!

Wiley said...

I saw this ad once the last time I was in the US only I was so shocked by the statistic that I never picked up on what was being advertised. I don't know what's more disturbing - that a quarter of the female population can't count or read, or that well... no, I'm sorry, I still can't get past that. A quarter of the population?!

Maggie said...

JE- ooooo dead rabbits. gross!

Wiley- it's all disturbing.