Sunday, December 14, 2014
Infiniti Q50 commercial gets Karma wrong
So let me see if I understand this ad:
Infantile rich jackass lusts over black Infiniti. Being Infantile, he notices a guy volunteering for the Salvation Army and decides "hey, maybe if I'm nice to this old man, somehow that will translate into me getting my childish, selfish wants fulfilled. Worth a shot!"
So this guy blows an entire $1.86 on a cup of coffee at Starbucks and hands it to the Salvation Army guy. There's no dialogue, so we can't know if he shared his Stunningly Self-Absorbed Christmas Wish with the guy (maybe "so.....I did something nice for you, can I have a $40,000 car now?") But that doesn't matter- the guy believes this man is Santa, and if Santa sees us when we're sleeping and knows when we're awake, he doesn't need to be told that we are fantasizing about owning a new car.
We do know is that he notes a tear in "Santa's" jacket and proceeds to follow "Santa" to "Santa's" luxury apartment and spend all of five minutes sewing it up.
At this point, let's remember that this guy's actions are all clearly being dictated by "If I'm nice to this guy, he'll get me that car." Very important that we keep that in mind.
Next thing we know, rich guy is running out of his multi-million dollar suburban palace to find his Christmas present- sure enough, "Santa" was REAL and decided to reward a few dollars of charity and a few minutes of attention with a $40,000 car. Because Santa is every bit as big a dickwad as rich guy.
I mean, think about it- people all over the world perform random acts of kindness every single day, without any thought of immediate or future reward, Just Because. Then there are the people who struggle with illness or poverty of their own, or that of a loved one, who want nothing more than for that illness or poverty to go away. For pretty much all of them, Christmas will come and go with no obvious reward. But this manipulative dicktard basically bribes Santa for an hour or so, and gets an intensely juvenile Want fulfilled. Just like that. Heartwarming, huh?
BTW, the only way this whole mess results in actual Karma is if the jackass unsatisfied with his gilded life and multimillion-dollar house who managed to buy Santa gets into a horrible accident the very first time he takes his LookAtMeMobile out for a spin. A horrible accident that leaves him disfigured, crippled, dead broke- and in desperate need for the prayers and best wishes of people who are nowhere near as loathsomely juvenile as he is. THAT'S Karma, Infiniti. Glad I could help.