To the Editor,

Maybe it’s just me, but I’m really tired of being constantly bombarded by all those TV and radio ads for that stuff they’re using to treat reptile dysfunction. I don’t even own a reptile or know anybody that does, but there must be a slew of them out there because they’re spending millions on advertising. I think anyone that chooses to have a lizard should expect a little dysfunction ... I mean after all, that is the nature of those creatures. But medicating a reptile just because it’s unable to adapt to your rigid code of conduct and behavior is just wrong on so many levels.

And the medication must be a bitter pill to swallow, and the reptiles must really hate the stuff. They come right out in the commercials and tell you that if you experience a rejection that lasts longer than four hours to immediately call your doctor. ... Now, how’s that conversation going to go? .... “Hey Doc, I gave the iguana his pill four and a half hours ago and he still won’t have a thing to do with me.” I can’t imagine my doctor really taking me seriously.

So that’s my latest pet peeve. ... Second only to those annoying hearing aid commercials where they just mumble and you can’t understand a word they’re saying ....

Dennis Williamson,

Midlothian