A… mature woman visits a highly recommended neurosurgeon, complaining of back pain. The surgeon tells her, “It’s old age.” She, (the… mature woman,) responds to the specialist, “Well, I want a second opinion.” To which the physician replies, “Fine, you’re ugly too.”
*Any references in the above story, to historical situations, actual people, living, dead, or zombies, are used fictitiously. Specifically, it does not reflect my recent experience with back surgery.
Speaking of ageism, I’m a couple of weeks behind in the story of the Canadian newscaster, Lisa LaFlamme. During the pandemic, she embraced her natural beauty, stopped dying her hair, and is now gray.
Personally, I used the time to empower my eyebrows, allowing them to reunite. (Hello, unibrow.)
I want to clarify, although I shouldn’t need to, LaFlemme’s new hairdo isn’t a bland salt and pepper gray. Her hair is platinum, a color I would trade one (or three,) of my favorite shoes (or children,) for. She and her hair are beautiful.
Beauty aside, she does her job well as per Wikipedia:
The response by CTV News was to release her from employment. At age 58, she was fired from the job she held for 35 years. To use her word, she was “blindsided.” I sense small duck energy (I never mean duck,) was behind this.
EXCUSE ME? Hold me back… What did he say?
I’ve put Michael Melling’s name in bold print, because his question was bold, and it should be linked to his name for eternity— the words should be etched into his headstone. This is the hill his career should die on, because he killed hers with those words.
“CTV executive is now on leave after the Lisa LaFlamme controversy.” Oh, boohoo. Michael Melling is on leave, no doubt paid and temporary.
CTV has strapped on a flaccid attempt at damage control. Despite national outcry, Bell Media claims LaFlamme’s firing was a business decision made to recognize “changing viewer habits.” Said viewers are livid. Gray hair color sales have skyrocketed in Canada.
Duck’em. (I never mean duck.)
I predict Ms. LaFlamme will move on to bigger and better things.