So I catch this commercial last night (brought to you courtesy of Budweiser) that is some kind of service message about being a caring parent and knowing where your kids are.
It has three mothers on the phone with eachother trying to figure out where their sons are. One mother says “He told me they were going for pizza”, one says “He told me they were going to play basketball”, the last says “He told me they were going to see a movie”.
Then it shows the three kids sitting in the movie theatre during the movie with one eating a piece of pizza and one holding a basketball.
Okay, so far so good, right?
So what happens next?
The kid in the middle’s cell phone rings and he answers it “Hi Mom!” The the other two kid’s cell phones ring and they both pick up “Hi, Mom!”
Damn it! All this time spent trying to teach people to not talk on cell phones during a movie much less even have them turned on and they show three stupid teens with the ringers turned on answering the phones DURING THE MOVIE!!
Thanks BUDWEISER for making it look OKAY to have your cellphone turned on during a movie, answering it, and starting a conversation.
There are all sorts of things silly about that commercial. What movie theatre is going to allow you to bring in a basketball anyway?
For me the best part however is that the kids are doing EXACTLY what they said they were all doing. One is eating pizza, one is fondling his basketball and the third is staring off at the movie. Of course they weren’t off drinking cheap beer! They were stoned!