So many are annoying, it’s hard to know where to start, but recently several new ones are really grating on me:
The new Nextel cellphone ads. These are the ones where they show a marriage being conducted over the cell phones–the couple and the minister all saying abbreviated vows via phone. Another version shows a very abbreviated version of Romeo and Juliet -on stage- but via cell phone. Yet another shows a meeting, all staff together in the same conference room, yet conversing on their cell phones. GAH!
One of the cell phones that has picture capability (I can’t remember for certain which one it is, sorry)–it shows the cell phone user taking pictures of other people -without their knowledge- then transmitting the picture to someone else. Um, if that’s not illegal it is without a doubt -very- rude.
And one “oldie but goodie” - the Geico ads, especially the one that shows the lawyer meeting his client in jail; he’s talking on his cell phone (and you’ve got to wonder how he’s getting reception inside the jail, eh? ;)), then after he hangs up, he tells the client, “Good news!” to which the criminal responds, “I’m getting out?” “No, I just saved 15% on my insurance with Geico! Sorry bub, you’re up the river …” Well, he doesn’t say that last, but that’s the implication. Annoying! I keep wanting to see the other person smack them. Plus, what’s even -more- annoying is that the 15% you save on Geico doesn’t really amount to very much, especially when Geico will cancel your insurance after you have an accident (or so I’ve been told–many friends who have had Geico have been very disappointed in their coverage).
Anyone else want to add, feel free to do so!