Sunday, March 1, 2020
Walmart and Capital One: Stupidly Ever After
So the young couple in this ad is smart enough to be able to afford a typical television suburban palace, but not smart enough to realize that you can't leave a new puppy unattended in that palace unless you put it in a fricking crate. Even I'm aware of this very simple fact, and I don't own a dog OR a suburban palace.
They don't get much brighter as the commercial continues, either: they buy one of those stupid pet/child gates which will only keep the puppy from doing damage in every other room except the one he's stuck in. Is the puppy going to be kept in a room free of everything but his own toys? Well, maybe- it's a suburban palace, after all.
Anyway, this stupid couple is so freaking delighted with their new living toy- almost as delighted as they are to be heading off to Walmart to use their credit card every few hours. When they are home, they are shocked to learn that not only does the new mammal they brought home in lieu of a child chew up furniture when they aren't around, but it doesn't even know how to use a toilet and is not super-responsive to reactions like "no no no no no!" coming from its human owners. So it destroys furniture, messes on the carpet, requires significant expenditures, doesn't respond to commands....why do I want one of these things again?
Oh, right- because I live in the suburbs and I'm supposed to. Well as I've posted previously, there's a whole bunch of other things I'm supposed to do that I'm still ignoring- like be married, have kids, buy one of these suburban palaces, and stand around on the front lawn wearing a bathrobe with a cup of coffee in my hand. Just call me a rebel, but I don't get the attraction of any of this.