Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Geico's Smartdogs Ad hurts in so many ways...
1. Using animals in commercials. Again, this just needs to stop. Apparently, some people see dogs or cats on television and their attention is transfixed and they are sold on whatever product is being offered. I tune out entirely because I see clueless mammals being used to manipulate the people I mentioned in the last sentence.
Not a pet owner. But even if I was, this wouldn't convince me of anything.
2. "Here's a suggestion- turn on the Do Not Disturb option on your Smartphone." Uh huh, because the only time people are distracted by their phones is when they get calls. It's not like they are initiating the calls themselves, or checking their Facebook status, or texting or watching a movie. Nope, it's all because they are getting calls and didn't realize they had the option of setting their phones to "Do Not Disturb." Or, like, not answering when a call is coming in- that's just not possible, I mean, the phone's ringing, you have to answer it.
Or just putting their phones away until they've reached their destination. Those are never options- so thank goodness for "Do Not Disturb," that's going to make everything better.
3. The comment section. Good lord, you people. Have you no shame at all? Or are you all terrific examples of the people I mentioned in Point # 1? I mean, come on.