“Be Careful What You Wish For “
“By: Guy Zappulla “
You only have to turn on your Television set attempting to watch any particular program
to be bombarded with commercials. There are an enormous amount of them, many with
catchy jingles trying to invoke some sort of change. Hoping if you see it enough times it
will fill a void deep inside making you feel you have to buy their product. The grown up
equivalent of your mother telling you to clean your room. Hear it enough times and you
will do it.
One true classic, and my personal favorite is by Disney where the chorus is singing
“ When You Wish Upon A Star “ as Cinderella waves her magic wand and stars encircle
her. So starting from childhood people begin wishing for the strangest things, And as we
get older they just get a little stranger. How many times have you seen the Lotto Jackpot
rise to an enormous amount only to have you wishing it was you who hit, dreaming of how
you would spend your new found fortune? Yet how many times have you seen on T.V. those
people in far more crisis now than when they were just your average Joe’s or Jane’s.
As for the people wishing they could lose weight even though their significant other wished
they kept it. Yet they risked surgery only to wind up with horrific problems. We all have
heard the stories, yet we still wish we could lypo it all away.
Let’s not forget the car we wished for to impress the ladie’s, yet after buying it and making
payments wished we had our old car back as you are afraid to park this one in the street.
Let’s not leave out the fad diet nightmares either, if you actually read the labels on some of this stuff you would know what I was referring to. I swear to you one label actually read “ May Cause Sudden Uncontrolled Anal Leakage“. Now read that once more and ask yourself if you
factored that in while wishing to lose weight. Sure you might be thinner and yes you might fit
better in a size smaller, but I guarantee you your friends are going to call you “Suzie Skid Mark”
each and every time you leave the room.
Or the people wishing for hair that nature never intended them to have, only to look into the next isle to see someone with a box in their hand with your color hair on it wishing it was theirs.
So maybe we should just all wake up in the morning and say this is what I have, this is how I am
staying and actually be content with what we have in our lives.
As for me, one instance I vividly remember prior to being a cage dweller I was enjoying a summers day in my backyard, good food on the grill, my pool filled with clear water when both of my beeper’s started going off ( Yes I have been locked up since beeper’s . ) My 25 pound cell
phone was ringing and my house phone chimed in shortly thereafter. Then my friends appeared unannounced to go swimming and of course the dog started barking at a squirrel. I turned and stated “ I wished I had no ringing phones, no one knocking at my door and no one to bother me
including the dog or those pesky squirrels”
Now writting this missive from my prison cell, it dawned on me I should have been a lot more careful what I wished for...
“ ZAP TALES “