There's a commercial that's been airing on TV frequently over the last week or so. It's for a weight-loss clinic that I'll call Clinic X.
The commercial shows a slim, good looking blonde woman, probably in her early thirties. Of course, it starts with the usual "before" picture and then switches to the new and improved version of the same woman, dancing sexily in a fetching cocktail dress.
The woman proceeds to tell us how Clinic X has saved her life, probably saved her marriage and quite likely saved her from dying from diseases that she does not have now, but could very well develop in the future. She almost sounds like she's crying, her voice practically breaking with emotion.
Wow. This clinic doesn't beat around the bush. It uses every single stereotype in the book, preying on every fear: health, love, abandonment.
For fun, I googled the clinic. It's very expensive and there have been complaints about certain rather questionable practices.
How many people are going to be taken in this time?
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