Losing My Mind (a.k.a. Great Advertising)!

Do you ever have moments when you just think to yourself, “Okay…I am a total dingbat!” and think that you’re really finally losing your mind?  Well the other day I had one of those moments.

I had decided to take a few minutes to just relax—you know, chill out and kind of reboot, right?  I don’t do this nearly often enough, and maybe that’s part of my problem.  But anyway—I sat down on my office floor, reached for an old magazine I had lying around, and began to leaf through it.  There was a TON of interesting stuff in the magazine, some awesome recipes and ideas for homemade gifts, right?

One little ad in one corner of one page suddenly captured my attention.  It was for a booklet on little craft projects and stuff to entertain children.  Wonderful, right?  The little ad read:  “We will send you without cost a booklet of 48 pages, illustrated in colors and black and white, telling you all about how to make a dollhouse and hundreds of other interesting and amusing things; about delightful stories, fascinating games—instructive entertainment which will keep little children busy and happy every hour of the day.”

Wow!  Seriously—wow!  Sounds right up my alley!

And so I thought to myself, “I should order this!”  Yep—just sat there with that magazine laid open on the floor and thought, “Yeah…I really should order this little booklet.”

It probably took me ten or fifteen seconds to realize that the magazine was almost 100 years old!  It was a December 1925 Modern Priscilla magazine!  Ha ha!  I mean, you gotta give the ad company some credit—they still hooked me after 87 years!  Crazy!

I laughed out loud at myself—at how thoroughly I had become engrossed in the old magazine—enough to think I needed to actually orders something out of it!  (Sigh) Yep—sometimes my brain burps like that.

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5 Responses to Losing My Mind (a.k.a. Great Advertising)!

  1. Teya says:

    That was AWESOME!! I had to laugh!

  2. Teya says:

    Good to hear from you again I miss these!

  3. Megan E says:

    Too fun!!! Its good to be able to escape once in a while … even if we do have to come back to reality afterwards. 🙂

  4. Karen says:

    I love it! That’s much cuter than when I have my dingbat moments. Mine are usually more like someone calling me and telling me that I was suppose to be somewhere hours ago and never showed up because I completely spaced it!!

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