So, my awesome place of work decided to make a commercial and I was excited to be in it. It has been on billboards, and on the television. It has even played during football. Football, y’all, in Tennessee. So, I’m a pretty big deal, right?
My friend, Hipster Doctor is also in the commercial and happens to be my mother’s doctor. I went over to my mom’s house one day, and she announces, “I saw Hipster Doctor’s commercial. She looks really great.”
I looked at my mother with disbelief for a moment (I think she is screwing with me at this point), and say, “Mom, I’m in the commercial.”
To which she responds, “Oh, really? I didn’t notice you.”
I reply, “Yes, I’m standing right next to Hipster Doctor.”
She says, “Well, I’m sorry dear, I didn’t see you.”
It should be noted here that this is the still shot from the commercial below:
I am the one right in the middle, where you can see the full view of my face. Hipster doctor has a profile shot to the left.
I persist with my mother, “Mom, you can see like my whole face, I’m right in the middle, standing right next to Hipster Doctor.”
She says, “That’s nice dear, maybe I will see you next time.”
So if you ever need a good shot of humility, just talk to your mother. She will never disappoint.