So…what do you do next year?
The imagination runs wild.
“This holiday, go where Santa has never gone before, get your loved one a colonoscopy.”
“If you love him, don’t love his halitosis. Get help.”
"How’s this for a New Year’s resolution? Do everyone a favor and get those corns removed."
The pap smear spots have elicited predictable reactions. “Nothing says ‘ick’ like the holiday gift of a pap smear” blares the headline of one blogabout the campaign.
By the way, CBS is not suggesting women perform the pap smears on their own, even though I found a “how to” video on YouTube (no link here, you’ll have to find that one on your own).
Look, I’m a huge supporter of pap smears. Just not for Christmas. If I open a present Friday morning to discover a card inside telling me that on a particular date I get to put my feet in stirrups and stare at the ceiling, this will go down as one of the most memorable Christmases ever…not in a good way. As Dr. Craig once said to Ehrlich in "St. Elsewhere”—“What kind of pap are you trying to smear?”
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