You know, there are times when we happen to be just sitting there quietly watching TV
When the program we're watching will stop for a while and suddenly someone appears with a smile
And starts to show us how terribly urgent it is to buy some brand of detergent
(Or soap or cleanser or cleaner or powder or paste or wax or bleach)
To help with the housework.
Now, most of the time it's a lady we see who's doing the housework on TV
She's cheerfully scouring a skillet or two, or she's polishing pots till they gleam like new or she's scrubbing the tub or she's mopping the floors, or she's wiping the stains from the walls and the doors, or she's washing the windows, the dishes, the clothes, or waxing the furniture till it just glows, or cleaning the fridge or the stove or the sink
With a light-hearted smile
And a friendly wink
And she's doing her best to make us think
That her soap (or detergent or cleanser or cleaner or powder or paste or wax or bleach) is the best kind of soap (or detergent or cleanser or cleaner or powder or paste or wax or bleach) that there is in the whole wide world.
And, maybe it is, and maybe it isn't
And maybe it does what they say it will do
But I'll tell you one thing I know is true.
The lady we see when we're watching TV,
The lady who smiles as she scours or scrubs or rubs or washes or wipes or mops or dusts or cleans or whatever she does on our TV screens
That lady is smiling because she's an actress
And she's earning money
For learning those speeches
That mention those wonderful soaps (and detergents and cleansers and cleaners and powders and pastes and waxes and bleaches.)
So, the very next time you happen to be just sitting there quietly watching TV
And you see some nice lady who smiles as she scours or scrubs or rubs or washes or wipes or mops or dusts or cleans
Remember, nobody smiles doing housework but those ladies you see on TV.
Your mommy hates housework.
Your daddy hates housework.
I hate housework too.
And when you grow up, so will you!
Because even if the soap (or cleanser or cleaner or powder or paste or wax or bleach) that you use is the very best one,
Housework is just no fun.
Children, when you have a house of your own, make sure when there's house work to do, that you don't have to do it alone.
When you're big husbands and wives,
If you want all the days of your lives to seem sunny as summer weather,
Make sure when there's housework to do, that you do it -- together!