Hey Culligan Man!
Do you remember two commercials from the 80’s? One was a woman getting overwhelmed by “the kids, the dog, the doorbell…” and in the middle of it all she says.in desperation.”Calgon take me away!” She finds relief in relaxing in a hot tub with the luxurious Calgon soaking away her stress.
The other commercial is of a mother, saying “Hey, Culligan Man.” in a sing-songy voice, when she had plumbing problems. The Culligan Man appears to solve the dillema of the day.
What happens when you mix the two? When you have a bad day, when you feel ready to tear out your hair, when you are on the verge of tears, you can say “The kids, the dog, the doorbell..hey Culligan Man!” Yup, I actually mixed up the two one day when talking to my husband and it has been an inside joke ever since.
So next time you are stressed, think of me, put a big smile on your face, bring out your best sing-songy voice and say… “Hey Culligan Man!”