I’m wondering - does anyone else scold the radio when they hear a misleading advertisement? Its as if I expect the pre-recorded actors to suddenly repent, admitting they’ve crossed the line and are no longer ‘putting a new spin’ on their product/service - they’re lying.
The commercial I currently yell at is the AAA insurance commericial: ‘Triple-A. Its insurance you can use.’ Bullshit. You don’t use your insurance to get discounts on travel and all the other crap they’re advertising, you use a AAA membership to get that stuff. You can get a AAA membership without having AAA insurance. So they’re entire advertising schtick is a load of crap and it pisses me off.
So, everytime a variation of this commercial comes on the radio, I will explain to the radio why what they are saying isn’t true. Sometimes, I’m quite patient with the radio, as if explaining this concept to someone that just hasn’t figured it out. Other times, I’ll yell at the radio, ‘That is such total bullshit! Why do you lie to people?’ The radio never answers my question.
So tell me, what commercials do you scold? Or am I the only one - and if so, do I belong in a mental institution?