The past few weeks, as I get home from work and flip on the local news while I cook dinner, I have been hearing a commercial about getting a vasectomy so that you can stay home and watch March Madness basketball. The first couple times I heard this in the background, I thought "Wha-wha-what? No, I must have misheard. Ha ha, who would really get a vasectomy to watch basketball."
But I kept hearing this commercial day after day. I no longer thought I was hearing it wrong, but thought that maybe since I was only listening to it (while I was in the kitchen and the TV was in the living room) that maybe I was missing some connotation or joke. After about a week, I finally took the time to stop what I was doing, walk to the living room and rewind and watch the commercial. Nope, I wasn't missing anything...it was a commercial advocating getting a vasectomy so that you can stay home and sit on the couch to watch March Madness Basketball. I find this incredibly strange.
I haven't been able to find the actual commercial I saw, but here is a clinic in Virginia that did a similar promotion last year.
And here is a news story about a Wisconsin clinic running a similar promotion.
I don't know, it is all just a strange ad campaign. Does this work better than - get a vasectomy so you don't have to wear a condom and don't have to worry about more kids? I guess, if you are thinking of having a vasectomy anyways, you probably want to schedule it around a time when you want to stay home...but it sounds strange when put into a commercial.
Come on down and let us cut into your furry beanbag so that you can watch some hoops!