Thursday, June 14, 2012

They Started It

Sometimes ads are very creative.  But sometimes they aren't

Take a radio ad I heard just the other day...

"Sand on your toes, a fruity drink in your hand...what could be better than this?"

[Golden throated announcer pauses for effect...]

"Getting it for half off"

Seriously...that's it?

Ok, they would have you believe that your on vacation at some nice beach locale.  But who's to say they weren't describing a homeless person standing in a cat box and drinking a fruit box they found half full on the sidewalk?

But let's not dwell on the negative.  The real problem I have with this is that must think I don't have an imagination.  My immediate response order went something like this...

[VE mumbling to himself in retort to golden throated announcer]

Oh really?  How about getting it for nothing

Which then is followed by

Or how about them paying me to be on vacation at the beach with a fruity drink in my hand

Which then is followed by

Or how about they move me to live at that beach

Which then is followed by

And they pay me to live there

Which then is followed by

And the drink is in a pre-frosted glass that can display my favorite movie on the side of it while I sip my fruity rum drink

Which then is followed by

That tastes delicious and actually builds muscle and burns fat without doing anything

Which then is followed by

And the beach is private, the sand is hand filtered to a soft white perfection and then properly cooled from underneath so that I don't burn my bare feet as I walk through it

Yep...they started it and I could just go on and on...

7 comments:

Beth said...

You are a confirmed cynic who also possesses a great imagination and capacity for dreaming!

ReformingGeek said...

Haha! They should hire you.

Mrsupole said...

I want the drink that builds muscle and burns fat and you don't have to do anything. I think youu brain has too much time on it's hands, just saying.

God bless.

The Incredible Woody said...

And when that happens, I'd like to go too!

sybil law said...

Hahaha - glad I'm not the only one who does stuff like that!
Sounds awesome, by the way!

VE said...

beth - Here, here! We called. No if I could just get paid for it...

reforminggeek - I'm sure I'd find a way to overstep my creative license...

mrsupole - It's all the mindless work I have to do that bores my brain...

incredible woody - Free beach trips to all my faithful readers...all six or seven of you that hung in there when I only post every full moon or so...

sybil - If only I could use my imagination for something useful...naw...that's too much work...

California Girl said...

Forgot how funny you are. Helen reminded me. Sounds like a wonderful trip to Australia.