November 8, 2001
The women on the train are klatsching about tires and "deceptive advertising" of a particular shop. What a redundant term - deceptive advertising. Truth in advertising doesn't exist anymore, not in the US anyway. A cynical point of view, perhaps, but it keeps me from having my hopes dashed. I never really believe the promises offered but always look for the catch. Who really believes a chewing gum will get you a hot date or a car will make your life more fun and exotic? Are Americans so desperate to change their live, or have they lost the capacity to think?