I’m a political/news junkie who works from home, so the TV on my desk is often tuned to MSNBC. While Morning Joe, The Daily Rundown, Jansing & Co., Andrea Mitchell Reports, The Cycle and the rest are sweeping through the hours like the sun across the sky, the TV commercial above appears on my screen over and over, what seems like hundreds of times each day.
While it’s true that I am beginning to see the 50th anniversaries of events which occurred during my lifetime, I do not personally need a catheter as far as I know. Of course, this was also the case with reading glasses until a couple of years ago. To date, I have just been trying to stay as ignorant as possible about the topic of urinary catheterization (or “cathing,” for short).
But now, because these commercials are repeated so often — and because Jim seems so obviously pleased — there’s a part of me which actually wants to order a catheter or two, just to have on hand.
To learn more, I Googled “liberator medical” and clicked through to the Liberator Medical Supply website. They have a Sample Offers page which lists Olive Tip Catheters, Condom/Texas Catheters, Straight Tip Catheters, Foley Catheters, GeeWhiz Condom Catheters, and much more. I was intrigued to learn that catheters are typically sized according to the French catheter scale. How exotic! There is even an opportunity for me to star in Liberator Medical’s next TV commercial. Just imagine — I could be seen on MSNBC almost as much as Chris Matthews.
Okay, so maybe the pocket one.