Patricia Krentcil (now given the pet name of "Tanning Lady") gained national attention after she was reported bringing her own daughter into the tanning salon. Her child developed a rash. The school nurse noticed it and the little girl explained the rash came from tanning with her mom. The nurse promptly reported the incident to the authorities.
This story continues to receive attention, including that of celebrities such as Kim Kardashian who put her hat in the ring for the "Tanning Lady" title. Check out a photo of her here.
All of this leaves me wondering though...can there be too much of a good thing? And I think that the tanning lady proves to all of us that there can always be way too much of a good thing. Always.
And she isn't the only situation that proves this either. Just take a look at our popular culture! The books, movies and music that we pay attention to. I gathered up a few examples for your enjoyment. Take a look!
First, there can be too much of blueberry gum (or in this case, just one piece):
And there can be too much of Rocky (as shown in Rocky VII)
Also, there can be too much of a book series:
(Yes, I am referring to that book series with complete total respect for this writer. But, am I the only one who thought it was a little long?)
Not to mention there can be too much of Respect (alright, you can never get too much respect, but you can get too much of the remakes of famous song Respect by Aretha Franklin. Apparently, it's considered one of the most remade songs.)
As far as our tanning lady goes, she has brought national attention to the idea of "tanorexia" but I still find the whole thing a tad disturbing. Currently, her child is in protective custody as the mother continues to defend herself and her actions while claiming she never brought her child to the tanning booth.
So what are you favorite examples of "too much of a good thing"? And what do you think of this tanning fiasco?
So, I know that blog title was epic long, but I couldn't think of any other title. And you know that I couldn't resist blogging about this once I saw this on the news. This woman tanned so much that she was actually banned from the tanning salon and employees have been instructed to ask her to leave if she shows up. Can you imagine tanning that much that you are banned?