It was a beautiful sunny day and despite being stuck in traffic I was in a good mood. I took the opportunity to do some bad singing and shoulder dancing to cheesy pop songs on the radio. Then the commercials came on.
Rousing intro music…
Daughter: “Cancer, you’ve messed with the wrong person. My mum is going to make mincemeat out of you”
Mother: “Cancer, I’m going to put you over my knee and spank you.”
The sun was still shining but all the happiness fell away.
The commercial sounded like a battle cry against cancer but the not-so-subtle message is people with cancer will be ok if we just ‘fight’ or ‘spank’ hard enough.
My knuckles whitened around the steering wheel.