Ryan, who rarely watches TV with David and me, sat down with us for a couple of minutes when this commercial came on —
I’ve seen this commercial about three times now and I think it’s pretty damned amazing! Everytime I see the rattlesnake, I think, “If you give a snake a rattle…” What does that even mean? Yep, that’s all the thought I have for now, but I know there’s more developing in my little gray cells. Hmm.
Anyway, at the end of the commercial, Ryan giggled nervously and said, “Don’t mess with Mother, huh?”
Because Ryan has autism and can be literal, I said, “Well, it means don’t mess with Mother Nature.”
He giggled even more and said, “Yeah, that too.”
Okay, fine — apparently, he can generalize as well.
Should I be offended? Naw, I think I’ll just enjoy the power of his little acknowledgement.
Of course, this commercial also brought to mind other commercials from the 1970’s; specifically, the “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature” commercials like this one —
or this one —
so I thought I would share them with you.
Somewhere up among the stars, my mother is beaming with happiness because she too still has the power —
Anyway, I’m about a week early, but Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mothers out there! And for the rest of you, just keep in mind,
“It’s not nice to f**k with Mother in whichever guise she chooses to embody!”
If you like the song for the “Don’t Mess With Mother” commercial, it’s called “Last Rites” by Megadeth and you can listen to it in its entirety below —
PPS ~ I was reminded that today is also Cinco de Mayo! Oops. So Happy Mexican Food and Frozen Margaritas to all who are celebrating! Now, I’m off to get my own frozen margarita with extra tequila please. This past week has been a real mother, ya know!