Friday, February 10, 2012

Still get a shock.....

As a "Gymnasielære" (Gymnasium teacher), I am a member of GL, the union for all Gymnasium employees. There are NUMEROUS benefits associated with our membership--from special bank programs to house loans to our monthly GL magazine that is filled with all kinds of great things related to our work in the gymnasiums around Denmark. The magazine is filled with all kinds of great articles, information about upcoming conferences and resources that we can use in our teaching. I used to throw it away when it would come because it was "JUST ONE MORE THING IN DANISH THAT HURT MY BRAIN". :-)


However now I read each and every one of them and have actually found some helpful things because of the fact that I was not "raised" in the Gymnasium system... so all in all, our GL Magazine is AWESOME.


However this morning I opened it up and as I turned one of the pages, I realized that no matter how long I live in Denmark, I will never get over the shock value of something like this:
Yes, I appreciate that GL is concerned about my physical fitness and wants to help me get ABS OF STEEL by doing exercises on my desk, but lord have mercy.... I felt certain this was an ad for Chippendales coming to Herning!  Lived here almost 4 years...will these kinds of ads EVER become LESS shocking??? 
OR is it "once a prude, always a prude"? :-) Happy Weekend! 
 

7 comments:

LadyFi said...

OH LOL - I love that ad so much!

Amy said...

Yeah, I use to see some shows from Denmark- like documentaries which shocked the hell out of me. I mean Norwegians are pretty laid back about things like nudity and such...more so then Americans but the Danes take the cake...so I can understand you´ll never stop being shocked...I´d say just go with the flow!!! ;-)

Jono said...

Hey! I didn't give them permission to use my picture! Granted, I was a few years younger, but still! And that's not my purse, either.

Kirstin said...

I'm with you on the prude thing...I don't think I am, but then I see things like this in Norway and get all squeamish!
Heehee.

Nina Ø said...

Absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing. Yup. You may have a little prude somewhere. Personally, I am not attracted to Abs of steel.

Lars said...

Yes it is a bit shocking to see a guy with a cowboy hat holding a womens handbag. Not many cowboys would bee seen holding a womens handbag. :-)

ViViYaYa said...

Abs of steel doesn't do much for me either. No prude here. Because.....
I've been to a performance of the Chippendales. Woot! Woot!

And I touched them too
muhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha