First there was yesterday's Sinfest installment featuring Charlie Brown in an uncomfortable guest-starring - guest-stalking by some Sinfest characters' lights - role. So...a bit of discomfort for me, having identified with young Mr. Brown since the days I actually was the same depicted age as him.
So...today, popelaksmi points out this video to me.
And I share it via Facebook and manage to discomfit one or two people I'd rather not see discomfited. I think I'll forgo naming them for the time being.
I found the commercial - such it turned out to be - amusing owing to the parallels to the TV show Just for Laughs Gags. For those of you who haven't heard of it, it's a show made by the people who run the Juste pour rire comedy festival operation out of Montréal. Kind of like Candid Camera, except we never hear the people involved talking as a rule.
The reactions of discomfort were - I believe, perhaps mistakenly? - based in perceived misuse of surveillance technology, fears of being stalked...I may be mischaracterizing those reactions. To put it mildly. That would be a mistake on my part, because it runs the risk of wrongly downplaying their fears, whatever they are.
I'm sorry for causing that harm.