Special Saturday story. I usually regret it when I jump on my high horse to rant, but here goes. Cory pointed this Lowe’s commercial out to me, now available on YouTube. I’d heard about the commercial from other readers, but I had not seen it myself. Oh my word: What disrespectful destruction of what looks to be a perfectly functional bathroom. I am sure this is a set design, not a real bathroom. Still: Shame on you, Lowe’s. Shame on you for encouraging homeowners to sledgehammer reusable and recyclable materials. Shame on you for using the h*** word. Shame on you for perpetuating the notion that it is okay to be ungrateful to be able to afford a perfectly serviceable, maybe even historical vintage bathroom and instead to destroy it with evil glee, with absolutely no respect for the function and service that it has provided. To be clear: I am not against remodeling something you really do not like; this issue is one of respect and gratitude — for the function and service the old room has provided; how about let’s save our h*** and the call to action it generates for [fill in the blank, your choice] issues that involve true human suffering (rather than the color of bathroom tiles). Oh and not to mention: This is a really stupid tv commercial — vintage pink bathrooms in great shape are increasingly desirable — midcentury modern is hot hot hot. See Midcentury Modest Manifesto. Ugh. *Note, I was highly caffeinated on first post and continue to tweak this story to reflect a (somewhat) calmer mindset.
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