Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Is anyone else sick of commercials?

Hi, I have erectile dysfunction.

Hi, I have genital herpes. And I try to limit the number of people I infect.

Hi, I have irritable bowel syndrome. I go all the time.

Hi, I have chronic constipation. I want softer bowel movements.

You know that I am not making this stuff up. It makes up 50% of your commercials. Like I really wanted to know all about it while I am eating, thanks.

Or like this kind of advertisement should be bombarding us on TV. "Ask your doctor if it right for you." "Go to our website for a coupon to bring to your doctor for a free sample." Shouldn't it be, 1) you have an existing issue, 2) you visit your doctor, and 3) he/her offers you a treatment?? Does some one who has to pee every 20 minutes at all hours of the day and night need to be told to ask their doctor if they need a medication? In this day and age, does a man need to be told every 30 minutes to visit his doctor if he wants to have sex and also has ED??

More over do I need to be reminded??

Celebrity endorsements also drive me nuts.
Hi, I am Brooke Shields. And I am famous. But I am also a mom, just like you. The only difference is that I am a GOOD mom. You can be too if you use Colgate Total. If you don't go buy this toothpaste now it is because you don't love your kids as much as I love mine.
If you stand back and read between the lines in commercials aimed at moms and small kids, they are all trying to tell us that if we don't use their product we would be bad mommies. My favorite is a current commercial for Fisher Price. This one is NOT paraphrasing. And I quote:
When my daughter and I play together with (insert really cool sounding FP toy name here), I feel like she is really learning.
Ohhhhhhhhhhhh. I understand. She can't learn by me playing with her WITHOUT the toy. Boy, are my kids going to be behind....


chelle said...

I agree the commercials are annoying. I am usually flipping away or blogging when they are on!

Momma Bee said...

LOL...nicely done! Like Chelle, I'm afraid I am an advertiser's worst nightmare. I completely ignore most commercials, and even when one catches my attention I usually couldn't tell you what it's actually for! :)

Heather Bea said...

I agree, I hate patronizing commercials. That is why I love Tivo, I can just fast forward the commercials when I record a show.

Damselfly said...

Yeah, exactly. And I will be **so** happy when the political ads stop running every two minutes after this election.

tAnYeTTa said...

Funny stuff! The most annoying commercial I've heard to date is:

Head on! Apply directly to the....well, you see where i'm going with this one :)