To be honest, I don’t have a whole lot of time to watch TV while I’m at school (except for Glee and the Vampire Diaries, naturally) but I went home this past weekend and I saw two commercials that seriously bothered me for different reasons.
Commercial #1: Luvs Diapers
OH DEAR GOD WHY? “Poop, there it is???”
Look, I understand kids poop in their diapers. And as a medical school hopeful, I know I can’t let a little fecal matter bother me. But this commercial is seriously pushing the limits of what the American audience can take, and as far as I’m concerned, the fact that the babies are animated only makes it worse.
Commercial #2: Yoplait Light Yogurt
Things like this have bothered me since I read an article in Cosmo telling me to try eating pretzels when I get a cupcake craving. Excuse me? I hope you realize that just means I’ll eat pretzels AND a couple cupcakes.
The same principle applies here. I don’t drink coffee to treat myself, Yoplait. I drink coffee so I don’t pass out and start drooling in 9am lecture. I drink coffee so I can keep my eyes open for another hour to crank out the last page of my paper. Is your yogurt going to help me do that? Because if not, you can “swap” your cute little 100-calorie dairy snack right back.
This must be why DVR was invented, so that no one would ever be subject to these disturbing and/or senseless commercials ever again.