I hate this commercial for Dixie paper plates. Basically, it’s a bunch of moms saying that because they use disposable plates, they can spend more time with their family, which makes them better moms than me, I guess.
Why do I hate this commercial so much? Let me count the ways:
- It promotes throwing even more trash into landfills rather than taking 5 minutes to wash the dishes. If you have a new-fangled dishwasher, you don’t even have to rinse them first!
- It promotes spending your money over and over on something you don’t need (paper plates) rather than just buy once something you can reuse for years (real plates), which just isn’t fiscally responsible for busy working families.
- Isn’t that what you had children for, to bring someone into the world who you can make do all the chores you hate, like the dishes? Stop spoiling them already!
- Finally, if you’re so concerned about spending time with your family, why don’t you do the dishes together? Or is that cutting into your TV time?
I wish I could boycott Dixie on account of this commercial, but I already don’t buy disposable paper plates and cups. If you feel moved to boycott them on my behalf, please let me know in the comments!