One day my ten year old daughter was singing in the house. Nothing loud or anything, just lightly singing as she does when she is happy. I began listening to what she was singing, “You're standing on myyyy neck,” from MTV’s “Daria.”
I gave a little chuckle, told her that she was an odd duck, and forgot about it. Last night she was humming again. I got close to hear what she was singing and heard, “Trojan Man...Trojan MANNNN.” I stopped, stunned.
I asked her (I am sure that I was actually yelling), “Do you know what that song is from?”
“A commercial,” she replied.
“Do you know what KIND of commercial?” I yelped.
“Nah, I think cleaning supplies maybe.”
After I stopped laughing at the futility of market research and advertising, I explained to her what the commercial is for. And I asked her to please never sing it in front of anyone other than me for a decade or so.