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Adverts that don't make sense, i.e AO

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XIIILC Mon 19-Oct-15 19:26:35

First off, I'm sure AO are a great company, but the advert where the woman is saying about her daughter needing to bake a cake for school fayre and finding her fridge freezer broken annoys the heck out of me. How on earth does that stop her baking? It's not like they're cooking in the fridge. And when she smells the milk, and pulls a face. How the hell long do they think people keep food for?? The fridge breaking doesn't instantly render the food unusable. Even if the food was unusable they could just nip out to buy the ingredients, they don't need the fridge straight away to bake a cake. The advert just doesn't make sense!

I know it shouldn't annoy me this much but it does! Its like a dulux advert a while back where they painted a large room with a teeny tiny can of paint, it would never have done it all >.<

Yes I know, I need a life

spankhurst Mon 19-Oct-15 19:29:15

That Lloyds bank one where the black horse goes through the ages being noble and useful.

The one where the adopted/fostered adult buys KFC for the new foster child. What??

PerspicaciaTick Mon 19-Oct-15 19:31:28

I am so glad you posted this as I was having a small rant about AO ads to DH last night.

yy - just buy fresh ingredients and bake the cakes. Baking does not require a fridge.

And the people who redecorate their house and are overwhelmed by the need to get a new TV at once. What is the rush?

mrsleomcgary Mon 19-Oct-15 19:32:21

The AO advert bugs the hell out of me for that exact reason.

Alterego1965 Mon 19-Oct-15 19:34:50

I never understand why everyone needs a new bed or sofa in time for xmas. The one time I wouldn't buy it would be then. Or if I was planning a home birth.

bertsdinner Mon 19-Oct-15 19:50:08

Yes, AO ad is a bit weird. I can understand needing a fridge, but not sure why it means daughters cake baking is affected. Maybe the producers got it confused with an oven.

The car one where there are astronauts and kids pretending its a spaceship gets me, the whole advert seems to be aimed at 5 year olds.

ShmooBooMoo Mon 19-Oct-15 19:54:55

That PPI one where the man says, 'Not interested?' Then proceeds to blab on about banks having set aside millions. Annoys the life out of me. 'Not interested?' YES, NOT INTERESTED, SO SHUT UP!

Dionysuss Mon 19-Oct-15 20:46:07

The bank one where the guy leaves his scarf on the bus. It would have been found a lot sooner had the bank lady picked it up.

Dionysuss Mon 19-Oct-15 20:46:39

* not picked it up i mean

PerspicaciaTick Mon 19-Oct-15 20:50:44

Shoomoo, but he is judging us for not bring interested...and he is very disappointed in us.

StarkyTheDirewolf Mon 19-Oct-15 20:55:56

,That Lloyds bank one where the black horse goes through the ages being noble and useful
This one makes me cry. Twice I've properly teared up, I don't know why, I just about cope giving a mint to Dsis horse, so its not like I have some kind of affinity. It also doesn't make me want a bank account there.

ilovechristmas123 Mon 19-Oct-15 21:00:48

i love the music to the Lloyds black horse one

listen to it on youtube now

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Mon 19-Oct-15 21:01:36

There's an AO advert where the woman (kitchen stuff is always a woman) has her friends coming round for dinner that evening and her oven has packed up while she was cooking it.

Never mind. AO can deliver a new one the next day!

confused

How does that fucking help?

She's cooking now. Her friends are coming now. She needs an oven now. Get her one now if you're so fucking brilliant...

bertsdinner Mon 19-Oct-15 21:03:57

The cleaning ones, does anyone ever actually let their home become such a total shit hole before they reach for the Cif? Its like 5 months of grime and filth is allowed to build up, taps are clogged with limescale, and then they suddenly decide to get houseproud.

Pipbin Mon 19-Oct-15 21:04:34

That ad pisses me off too.
Yes you could go out and buy new stuff but as you point out the death of a fridge does not cause all the food contained within to suddenly spoil.

Moreover there is nothing in cake baking that requires a fridge. Flour? Nope. Eggs? Nope. Butter? Nope? Sugar? Nope.

LemonRedwood Mon 19-Oct-15 21:20:00

The AO one gets right on my wick. Every time it comes on I have a mini-rant at DH who works in advertising and therefore is to blame in my head. (He protests that it's not one of his ads!)

green18 Mon 19-Oct-15 21:21:07

Maybe they got The Apprentice candidates to make it!

green18 Mon 19-Oct-15 21:23:04

Also, when you get a new fridge, don't you have to plug it in for a few hours to settle the coolant and chill the inside before putting food into it? No way, they could plug it in, chill ingredients and bake by the next day, it's fantastical nonsense.

scrappydappydoo Mon 19-Oct-15 21:24:35

I still don't get the one with orangutan posing about in a city. I think it's for an electric company. It's been on for ages but what it's saying I haven't a clue.

Leelu6 Mon 19-Oct-15 22:02:30

scrappydappydoo - I always change channel when orangutan ad comes on. Not sure what it's about but feels like it's trying to tug my heart strings a bit too obviously.

SistersOfPercy Mon 19-Oct-15 22:56:26

And talking of orangutan, the Ford one with it in the boot. My first thoughts were 'if that kids kicked my car I'd kill him' though I now understand the whole hands free tailgate thing. Still don't think a garish giant ape is worth booting the car for though.

UncertainSmile Mon 19-Oct-15 23:03:53

All advertisers are cunts

DoveCazzoEIlMioCaffe Mon 19-Oct-15 23:08:52

I agree with Uncertain. However - there is a special rarely seen grade of cuntship for those God-awful Halifax adverts - "Joe Twat! You're OUR kind of person" Fuck. Off. And stay fucked off. God they give me the rage!

ginghamcricketbox Mon 19-Oct-15 23:14:14

This^^^ sums itup perfectly

IndomitabIe Mon 19-Oct-15 23:16:08

bertsdinner:

The cleaning ones, does anyone ever actually let their home become such a total shit hole before they reach for the Cif? Its like 5 months of grime and filth is allowed to build up, taps are clogged with limescale, and then they suddenly decide to get houseproud.

Er, that would be me blush(I'm sure it's not months though, but same effect)

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