[Quick Dude note: I’ll be at Jennifer’s Way Bakery this Saturday morning hanging with the wonderful Jennifer E. If you’re in town, stop by for a bagel or two and say hello.]
So two nights ago, laying in bed thinking about where my life is right now, I had a full panic attack.
Mrs. Dude going in for major surgery next week. A pile of medical bills that have almost reached the ceiling. My first Dudette going off to her freshman year in college in 5 days.
It kinda hit me all at once. It wasn’t a pretty sight.
Yet I woke up the next morning more determined than ever…yet still a little frightened about my near future.
And then somebody sent me a link to a new product called Glutia…and I smiled…and then that smile turned into laughter.
What is Glutia you say? Well…it’s kinda like Gluten Cutter, in the fact that they both have stupid names and neither one works.
In essence, even though gluten makes certain people feel really, really bad and instead of listening to their bodies, now they can eat all the gluten they want if they just take this tiny pill (wink, wink).
But what makes Glutia even better is the way they market it. I can’t do it justice…you simply have to watch this video.
(If you can’t see the video below, you can view it here.)
What is so amazingly awesome is that they simply focus on how bad gluten-free food tastes.
I guess they have never been to Jennifer’s Way Bakery.
I guess they have never tasted Bakery On Main’s granola.
I guess they have never had meat. Or fish. Or fruit. Or vegetables. Or tequila.
It actually looks like a bad Saturday Night Live skit (which pretty much describes every skit from the past five years.)
Yes…they do have a disclaimer that it’s not for people with celiac disease. Who cares? They are simply trying to take advantage of people whose health has been compromised by gluten.
They also have a disclaimer that the “participants” in the video were compensated for their time. Yeah…that’s fair and balanced.
So I could give them a big eff you. But today…I need the smile.
Thanks Glutia…your timing was perfect.
A closing thought for today comes from one of my favorite all time movies that inspires me every time I watch it.
“You must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Don’t be resigned to that. Break out!”
Find YOUR voice folks. RIP Mr. Williams. You done good in this world.