DY: In Just a Few Words (#103)
What are YOUR favorite commercials?
I’m not a big fan of most of what’s on TV. However, there are some exceptions. Sporting events (possibly including the Browns). Some political stuff if it’s a meaningful conversation.
I do watch Jeopardy pretty regularly in an attempt to get smarter. So far, that’s not working. I continually get stuck on easy questions like this: Who was the 16th century Croatian poet who gained lasting fame? I know the answer, and it was right on the tip of my tongue when some smart and faster contestant blurted it out. It was Junije Palmotic. I just couldn’t get that out fast enough. Maybe some network should start a show called Senior Jeopardy to level the playing field for those of us who have lost a step or two.
What has grabbed my attention recently are the commercials. They have really gotten me thinking. I had no idea that a floor isn’t just a floor until I got educated by watching TV. It’s not just a floor. Wow! It’s Nature Stone, says a dad and his two kids with great enthusiasm. Did you know that? If you're truthful, I’ll bet you’d admit you didn’t. My new house is not so new anymore. It’s seven years old and we all know what that means. One of these days the house or garage are going to need some floor repairs. It’s very helpful for me to know about Nature Stone.
And, speaking of house repairs, one just never knows when they’ll need to repair a window. I watch a commercial all the time that says, We don’t just stand behind our windows. We stand on them. I took one of my windows out the other day and was just ready to stand on it when Karen stopped me. Next time she goes out for an errand, I plan to complete this task. I’ll sleep better if I know I can do that. Don’t tell Karen.
I saw a commercial the other day that focused on a MAN and said, If you’re pregnant or plan to become pregnant, tell your doctor…. I thought that visual tied in well with the warning.
Then there was a beer commercial that I swear was pushing 6 a.m. as a good time to enjoy their product.
Now I’m sure you’ve probably seen the commercial currently running for the iPhone. A world famous athlete from our area keeps repeating Every iPhone? …. Every iPhone? …. Every iPhone? …. until the other person in the commercial has reassured him that Yes, every iPhone. Then the athlete signs off, saying My work is done. I have an iPhone and am greatly reassured to learn that it qualifies for some new service under the mantra Every iPhone.
I wanna see ya in a Ken Ganley Kia. I’ve had that in my head for months; maybe more than a year. It must work because I remember it. We’re a Ford family because my son-in-law spent an entire career with them. If it weren’t for him, though, I’d take a hard look at a Kia.
Then there are the skin commercials. Hide my skin? Not me. I can’t wait to walk around the neighborhood to see who’s not hiding their skin.
And, one for the road. There’s a medical clinic in our area treating ED. They’ve been all over TV touting their ability to help Men, get your love life back. They’re making some generous offers to get you to try their approach. These include free tune-ups. I’m not sure what an ED tune-up consists of, but it certainly has gotten me thinking. Maybe it’s like a car, where you get 10,000 additional happy miles after a tune-up. If there’s an ED reader out there who’s had an ED tune-up and would like to share his story, please let me know.
Have a great day!
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