Commercials

The first one that breaks the piñata gets less than everyone else.

I just saw a commercial where they implied that training in life is good, and they used an example of a girl who twirled herself at home for hours so she could handle the blindfolded twirl at her birthday party the next day. We then see her at the party, and she hit the piñata first shot. Yeah for training, except every other kid dived in and got all the candy.

She got nothing but a smile of pride.

This seems to send the wrong message to me. It would have been far better for her to train a friend, and be ready to be the one grabbing the candy first, then sharing it. She trained, but she didn’t see the big picture and plan it out. I wonder if the financial company they were advertising trains, or plans. I’d think a bit of both. They can know how to handle a situation, but I’d rather they know what to expect in advance.

They say the early bird gets the worm, but if the early bird takes on the task of alerting anyone about the worm, another bird will almost certainly nab it.
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Another commercial I saw really grinds my gears. It is a hidden example of all that is wrong with the world.

Abreva is a cold sore medication that clears your cold sore in 4.1 days – and if you won’t take it, your cold sore goes away in 4.8 days. I don’t know exactly what .1 and .8 of a day are, but it comes down to a few hours on the fourth day, whether you buy this medication, or do without.

WOW. The law says they have to put this disclaimer statistic on the bottom of the ad, especially since the commercial’s main claim uses the words ‘clinically proven’ to reduce the healing period. Yes… buy this and 4 days from now, you’ll get better .7 of a day earlier.
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