To hate all the Xmas foody banquet ads when so many cant afford a decent meal?

(105 Posts)
BeckerLleytonNever Fri 11-Nov-16 16:03:46

...And will be queing at the food banks as usual?

Not wanting to poo pooh anyones enjoyment, but at a time when so many people have barely enough to eat these days cos of this fucking government and their cuts to the disabled and vulnerable, I wish some ads would be a bit more down to earthy, and not just the Sally army ones.

Same with warm cosy houses with log fires and toasty heating when some people (including us) have to resort to being in one room all winter just to have a bit of warmth in one room as tthey cant afford to heat the whole house?

awaiting either support or a flaming...............

LunaLoveg00d Fri 11-Nov-16 16:14:59

We can't afford a new Lexus so they shouldn't advertise them. Some people can't afford holidays so ban advertising of them too. And fashion ads because some people can't afford new clothes. And don't advertise expensive perfume, jewellery or watches.

See how ridiculous you're being?

BeckerLleytonNever Fri 11-Nov-16 16:16:14

BTW we're not quite at the ffod bank stage yet, but I can see it coming.
plus, we don't actually eat a lot, we're not gluttony (although looking at me you would think so! thyroid and other medical probs make me look like jabba the hut), so mour xmas dinner will prob be a small chicken (we don't like turkey) and a few taties and veg.

iut just looks gluttony and large gatherings in tv land.

Musicinthe00ssucks Fri 11-Nov-16 16:17:39

For God's sake. Really OP?

OurBlanche Fri 11-Nov-16 16:18:57

I volunteer for a food bank. I will still have our usual christmas foody banquet.

None of the clients would begrudge it, mainly as they all hope that this year / next year will be the year they too can afford one!

But the ads are naff, so YANBU there smile

ElsaAintAsColdAsMe Fri 11-Nov-16 16:19:12

I'm in the not being able to afford much and having to stay in one room because I have ridiculously expensive storage heaters club too and I think you're being a bit silly. The whole point of adverts isn't to be realistic it's to entice you to buy, there's always going to be something that people can't afford.

I can't afford to give £3 a month to all the charities that ask, it doesn't mean they should stop advertising.

Laquitar Fri 11-Nov-16 16:19:17

No flaming but tbh it is not the ads tobe blamed but the cuts (as you rightly mentioned them too).
The xmas food is a bit exessive but
Ads and photos with log and fire and a heated house show what it should be imo. Every household should have
heating.

Huge sympathy (flowers)

TheFlounder Fri 11-Nov-16 16:19:43

I'm sorry things are hard for you at the minute, YABU.

PigletWasPoohsFriend Fri 11-Nov-16 16:21:14

Sorry but YABU.

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Fri 11-Nov-16 16:21:30

Whilst I feel deeply for people in the circumstances you describe OP I do think yabu.

wheretoyougonow Fri 11-Nov-16 16:23:52

YABU. Most adverts are there to sell us an ideology. I love Christmas but there won't be carol singing round a piano in our house. It doesn't bother me.
flowers for you though as it sounds like you are having a tough time. Christmas doesn't mean you have to spend in excess. I hope things get better for you.

FameNameGameLame Fri 11-Nov-16 16:26:24

Should they ban ads with unicorns or talking dogs?

Stop wasting energy feeling sorry for yourself and moaning about what you can't change.

Use that energy to formulate a plan to get out of this mess.

Your plan might succeed or fail but I promise whatever happens you'll feel better than you do now.

IamWendy Fri 11-Nov-16 16:29:05

Yeah, I agree to an extent. I also can't stand the yearly 'present pile' posts on Facebook!
However, we all have our ,'things' and a feast of epic proportions might be one person's, whereas in my house we go crazy decorating! Our dinner, although delicious, is very modest.

TathitiPete Fri 11-Nov-16 16:35:08

These ads annoy me too. It's just a fecking dinner, no need to be advertising a meal two months in advance. No wonder Christmas stresses so many people out! People feel the pressure to be 'perfect'; to find the 'perfect' present, cook the 'perfect' meal, secure this season's latest 'must have' toy. It's bonkers.

KondosSecretJunkRoom Fri 11-Nov-16 16:35:58

Well, yeah, the point of advertising is to present an unobtainable idea, to crowbar a gap between the reality of life and the dream, to challenge the consumer to fill that gap with over-priced stuff, food on this occasion.

But, fuck it. Chicken is nicer than turkey anyway.

FameNameGameLame Fri 11-Nov-16 16:37:30

Christmas boosts the economy.

Nobody is forcing anyone to spend their money.

Seriously just grow up and take responsibility.

Crinkle77 Fri 11-Nov-16 16:40:30

I think I know where you are coming from OP. I hate the commercialisation of Christmas. It just promotes greed and gluttony. People just buying loads & loads of stuff that they don't need.

Kondo so with you on the Turkey thing. We always have chicken too.

Birdsgottafly Fri 11-Nov-16 16:44:25

I agree, where would it end?

I was Widowed, I haven't found a new Partner, so no couples?

I've had to rehome my dog, through severe illness, so no dogs, in ads?

I've barely got any family left (second generation immigrant, older relatives have died) and I've no Sons.

My neighbours are shit. I can't drink because of my Meds and I'm barely mobile.

I'm overloading on crappy (usually American) Christmas films, to at least get into the mood.

I don't want to watch reality.

Wonderflonium Fri 11-Nov-16 16:45:46

It's all a bit Matchstick Girl, yes.

Birdsgottafly Fri 11-Nov-16 16:49:39

Actually for the first time, in decades, I'm planning the food in advance, because I'm practically housebound, I'm making my own mincemeat (and pies etc). As well as other stuff.

Normally I'm working and drinking.

I don't do excess, I was following the Marie Kondo way, before I knew it existed.

Sparlklesilverglitter Fri 11-Nov-16 16:50:22

I donate to food banks each week and I feel for anyone in that position but I will still be enjoying my central heating and having my Christmas feast

I'm sorry to hear your having a hard time but YABU

stopfuckingshoutingatme Fri 11-Nov-16 16:50:37

Oh OP, yabu to expect the cunt that advertise their consumer shit on TV to ever change their tune

but Yanbu t find it upsetting, xmas is very hard for so many people I almost wonder WHO likes it

KondosSecretJunkRoom Fri 11-Nov-16 16:51:37

grin Wonder - you never see the Matchstick Girl make an appearance in a John Lewis advert do you?

previously1474907171 Fri 11-Nov-16 16:56:29

I just hate all the Christmas food ads anyway and all the greed that comes with it. I see the turkeys ads and think of the poor little buggers being bred to be killed for the sake of one day.

And the toys, played with for a couple of days and then ignored.

I was brought up with cast offs, Christmas dinner was a chicken which was the only time in the year we had one and the tree was dug up and replanted every year. My toys were all second hand. I look back on it and think how hard my parents worked and saved for that and then look at all the stuff that people want and expect now.

And that is not including those houses that are lit up from top to bottom, gardens included, all we had was one string of lights on the tree. It was enough.

NKFell Fri 11-Nov-16 16:57:44

I'm not flaming but YABU.

I'm sorry this Christmas won't be the fantasy but, most people will find something they see painful and it doesn't mean we have to ban it.

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