NorksAreMessy · 07/05/2011 21:19
WeightWatchers woman in odd dress just annoys me
Jammie Dodgers monkey advert is seriously odd
The birds eye strange teddy in freezer is creepy
The hotel ad with the aggressive teddy in bed is NASTY
All Halifax adverts, especially those offering me a 'great rate' (2% FFS)
All cosmetics adverts are boswellox.
DM ads p*ss me off, because I want what they offer, but refuse to buy the DM
I know I should just stop watching ads, or TV in general, but DO THEY THINK I AM STUPID??.
NorksAreMessy · 07/05/2011 21:29
But howwwwww? It makes me cross that they are treating me like an idiot and trying to sell me crap. Why don't they just say 'this is sugary nonsense, but sometimes you need it' OR ' this is no better than basic emollient cream, but the packaging is pretty'.
I think I am getting old and grumpy...or are they trying to hoodwink me?
DiscoDaisy · 07/05/2011 21:34
I hate the Halifax ads where they list what they give to their customers. I end up screaming at the screen that they shut peoples local branches as well. (definitely need to get out more )
And don't even get me started about the soap dispenser that you don't need to touch to get the soap out.
My 6 yr old worked out that it doesn't matter if the soap dispenser is covered in germs because you are going to wash your hands.
confuddledDOTcom · 07/05/2011 21:47
There's one set of adverts at the moment that I'm really enjoying, which is unusual because I usually tune them out for being irritating. It's the Direct Line ads. The comedians are brilliant and I feel really sorry for salesman. I'm actually looking out for them now.
NorksAreMessy · 07/05/2011 21:50
Ooooh, sofa ads.
If I need a sofa, I will research what I need, look at the price difference, look at quality versus price, consider delivery options, seek out reviews on various companies.
A catchy jingle does not beat that. It just makes me CROSS
cat64 · 07/05/2011 21:51
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NorksAreMessy · 07/05/2011 21:54
Muting, with a BOOK! Why didn't I think of that, genius TIdey!
Do most people do this, then...am I just slow to catch on?
It would stop me shouting at shampoo ads with the really tiny writing underneath saying that the results are versus living in a forest for six years combing your hair with hedgehogs and washing in puddles!
shakey1500 · 07/05/2011 21:57
I also like the Direct Line adverts, the woman is great!
I can't however abide cosmetic adverts where they declare that "80% of women agree" and when you read the teeny tiny blurb it states that 20 (or some equally low number) women were tested etc etc.
I know what I mean :)
shakey1500 · 07/05/2011 21:59
On the subject of adverts (little tangent, sorry OP) my ALL time favourite was the Dulux "you find the colour, we'll match it" one where the school teacher rips the head off the little red plasticine figure. His little playfriends wait till she's gone they try and fail to fashion him a new head of what's remaining. Bloody funny :)
NorksAreMessy · 07/05/2011 22:00
Oooh, cat64, that's another thing..... Why do they mute the very end of REALLY IMPORTANT storylines to tell you something that is coming up in six month's time???
Oh, also, just half-watching telly and have seen a special K advert. That is reserved a very Special place in hell. I will NEVER EVER EVER be able to wear a red dress or swimsuit now because of these ads. DO THEY THINK I AM STUPID????
NorksAreMessy · 07/05/2011 22:05
Shakey, yes yes yes!
Tiny tiny proportion of fuckwits who were offered a FREE product said they would agree with anything they were told to so they could get more free product.
In France, ALL crappy- food ads have a little line at the bottom of the screen saying 'exercise more' or 'don't eat between meals' and this gives you a hint that the food is CRAP! I think these little 'surveys ' do the same job. If Cheryl Cole is wearing hair extensions, and they need to tell me that, I don't want to buy that particular snake oil, thanks.
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