May I rail for a moment against crass misrepresentation in the interest of the great god money, or just about the closest thing I have seen to that? It’s the “Brassage” massage bra, just covered on the tv news show Good Morning America. I’m not going to honor the
Brassage’s” manufacturer by checking the website out — because I’ve heard more than enough.
Apparently they claim this bra was medically designed (but facts prove not by a doctor but a chiropracter) and has some inherent ability to cure or improve cancer and/or other medical ills. And if you believe that, may I sell you the Brooklyn Bridge, m’dear?
Were we not smack dab in the middle of a devastating and scary recession approaching depression, one might snigger charitably and walk on. Today I am let to question how this differs from the predatory value system behind Bernie Madoft-type schemes to misdirect and mislead those who trust and are vulnerable?
Beware not the Ides of March, but the Ides of those who care not one whit about your health. Don’t invest in yourself, a diet, a so-called ‘health’ cure, a corset, or an investment fund out of impatience, body-shame, or the Blackberry-rush of daily business. Do your homework. Choose a reputable, time-tested business who cares about old-fashioned values.
Let’s modify another saying and end with this warning: “Buy in haste–repent at leisure.”