Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Commercials

I have a heartburn with most marketing. I would love to get into Marketing myself and have always been obsessed with it. A lot of the times, I would rather watch the commercials than the show. The ex used to complain that I would always talk to him during the show/game but once the commercials were on I wouldn't talk. Yeah, its true. Ha, ha.

Anyway, my oldest son is home sick. I am home with him waiting to take him to the doctor. There was a commercial for one of the Home Mortgage loan places. "Consolidate and save" or "Home Equity Loans and save"..... He said we should do that. I asked what, he said save money. Yes I agree but not that way.

Then there are the medical commercials for varies drugs/meds. Now don't get me wrong, I am all about medical research and glad we have so many choices to help people or at least get some relief for the moment. However, do we really need to have these commercials on..... all the time! My oldest used to say she needed all of them. She would just hear the commercial and now she needed it. If you watch TV, you know most of these commercials are for sexual problems.... either something you have or something you can't do. Ya know? Ummm, sweetie-girl, I don't think you have that problem.

And, do our children really need to know what a tampon does? I mean I didn't really know about them until I needed them and how did I learn about them then? The old-fashioned way of going to the store and buying them, reading the instructions and trial and error. Ouch....

There are things that should be advertised, like maybe new food items or events in the area but there are just some things that I don't want to see and I don't want my children to see. Is that too much to ask?

2 comments:

trappedintime said...

I like when they tell you how great the drug is, then at the end they tell you your eye's may explode and your pecker could fall off.

TxGambit said...

Yes the side effects are just as bad as the problem....