The TiVo has been protecting me from commercials, so I only saw this tonight during the SAG awards:
If you don't want to watch the above commercial (and who would blame you) it depicts a variety of women of childbearing age picking things out at a store stocked with items like "Trip to Paris" and "Buy a house" and A Stork Bearing a Baby.
It's nice to have choices, the commercial says.
They suggest that childless women had a choice, and we chose stuff instead of babies. They imply that women who desire babies and can't have them would be consoled by a trip to Paris. I've been to Paris, and it was lovely, but nothing compared to a baby for someone who wants one.
With apologies to the gays for stealing their slogan, the desire for a baby isn't a choice. It's just who you are. A better interpretation of this commercial would be two stores side by side, the Stuff Store and the Baby Store. I'd wouldn't look at the Baby Store any longer than I'd look at Forever 21. Some women would never leave the Baby Store.
I know this commercial is tweaking my memories of being too expensive for my deadbeat dad. Is it just me? Am I the only one who finds this offensive?