Just curious if I’m the only one who feels this way… (probably )
There are certain companies out there that I have a hard time buying something from simply because of their owners, who for some reason think that by sticking their face in their own commercials, they are somehow more credible.
I think this started with Wendy’s, where **Dave Thomas ** used to do the commercials for the hamburger chain. I irrationally avoided Wendy’s for years because he annoyed me so much. Now that he’s passed on, I’ve been able to go to Wendy’s on occasion. I’ll admit it was stupid, and they have some good things on their menu (not the fries!), but Dave made me go elsewhere for my fast food.
My list of companies/products and their owners that I think hurt rather than help their sales…
**Richard Thalheimer ** - *Sharper Image * - Quit pitching those damn air purifiers! And now, you are doing it with (I’m assuming) your grand daughter on your lap. Just stop it! The sad thing is, I love Sharper Image products, and I enjoy getting gifts from there. But damn if I’ll ever buy anything from him.
**Bill Ford ** - Ford Auto Company - You are where you are because of genetics. But please, put your big bug-eyes back in your head, and let someone else pitch your products. You aren’t “middle America”, and you couldn’t care less about the people that buy the bulk of your vehicles. I’m guessing you don’t live in the same neighborhood as the average Ford customer. That’s ok. You are rich. Stop acting like you aren’t.
**August Busch IV ** - *Busch Breweries * - Please. Another genetic lottery winner. Go away, make your money, and stay out of my face. You aren’t my buddy, and I don’t get the sense that you’d have a beer with the average Joe who’s drinking your swill.
**Jim Koch ** - Samuel Adams Beer, Boston Beer Company - The great-great grandson of Louis Koch, he also seems to have genetics going for him. Apparently, he tweaked the formula, so I’ll cut him some slack. But get your stinking nose out of the hops! I used to like this beverage until I saw those commercials. AUGH!
There are others, of course. But I’ll allow any other folks out there with their own favorites to list them here before I go through them all.