Once upon a time, I had a year subscription to Seventeen magazine. I looked forward to getting a new magazine every month with fun fashion ideas among other things. When it came time to “renew” my subscription I got a few reminder notices from Seventeen but I tossed them aside with the intention of getting to them eventually. I wanted to renew the subscription until they sent me a reminder notice that changed my mind. I wish that I had taken a picture of it but I think I threw it away immediately followed by all of my saved up magazines. The reminder went a little something like this:
Don’t forget to renew your subscription to Seventeen magazine! How could you live without the monthly fashion tips, hair and make-up advice, and tips on dealing with boys… (blah blah blah)
What idiots. In a later thought I almost fetched the reminder out of the trash to enclose in a complaint letter to the magazine. How could you so blatantly degrade a teenage girl and bully her into renewing her subscription to your magazine with a threat that she can’t live with the mindless “tips and advice” you shovel onto those pages every month. It stirred such a mixture of anger and disgust in my stomach that I vowed to never get another magazine again.
You can imagine how amazed I am to find a magazine that pokes fun at all of those other magazines, Sassy. Sadly it’s run lasted from 1988 to 1996.
I’m going to go see if I can get my hands on any of these wonderful magazines or perhaps start my own. I just ordered this book too:
Read on, hipikats.