You know what grinds my gears? It’s sex.
Everywhere you look there is sex displayed. It might not be hardcore but, at a minimum, it’s subliminal. It’s on TV shows, TV ads, Newspaper articles, Newspaper ads, Radio, Music, Movies, and even in our stores. The old saying “sex sells” is apparently pretty true. Look at a previous post about 12 year olds dressing up like sluts.
I’m tired of seeing all these freakin ads for products with a hot chick in the background trying to look sexy. If you’re selling body spray, you can have an ad with a zillon great looking woman flocking to one rough unkempt guy. It obviously doesn’t happen that way (speaking from personal experience) but it’s at least somewhat ok. If you’re selling toothpaste, you probably shouldn’t have a zillon hot women wandering around the set in their underwear. That has nothing to do with your product. Sex on the radio is just plain stupid. And don’t throw a sex scene in a movie “just because”. My favorite movies (Gone in 60 seconds, The Matrix, 12 Angry Men, We’re No Angels, Stalag 17, North by Northwest, Shawshank Redemption) had 0 sex scenes. Ok, Gone in 60 had a couple “almost” ones, but a little light rubbing never hurt anyone. Some of the movies listed didn’t even have ANY touching.
I’ve had sex. It was a great time with a person I loved. For me, anyway, growing up not having sex was nothing too bad. I wanted to do it, but I didn’t want to do it for the wrong reasons or with the wrong person. Before having sex people really don’t know what they’re missing out on. After sex, they keep wanting more and more (unless the first few times sucked, I guess).
When you’re given chocolate or candy as a child, you want more. You’ll always remember that taste. You’d much rather have candy than asparagus. I hate asparagus. I like candy. See? I’m still that way now. But when you can’t have any more candy, and there’s really no reason why you aren’t receiving candy anymore, you’re slowly driven insane. It’s like putting a carrot on the end of a stick and making a donkey walk and walk and walk (until it withers away and dies). It’s just not fair to get someone hooked on something and then take it away.
And that’s what grinds my gears.