how they get ‘ya

I was in a Rite Aid and saw the 99 bag of chips being advertised as on sale, 2 for $1.98.  But that’s not quite a sale, now is it?

There’s an Ore-Ida commercial that says: you’d be surprised that crinkle cut fries are only 120 calories per serving!

This works because people have such short attention spans and don’t really question what they hear.  How about asking, well, how many calories are in any other fries and that does not account for the oil that, no matter the brand, you are likely to fry them in.


tp commercial

There’s a Charmin toilet paper commercial that says, “ladies, it’s time to get real about what you really goes on in the bathroom”.  I was taken aback.  I didn’t know women were still struggling with mastering the use of toilet paper-despite its efficacy. I thought if the toilet paper sucks, you simply adjust the wipes accordingly.  Otherwise, I don’t understand what’s happening in the bathroom.  I mean, have women been suffering in silence?  And is it only a female thing? I mean, I understand, perhaps there may be some left behind post-wipe but I imagine men might also have this dilemma at least once in awhile.  I just wonder why that is the monologue that made it out of the boardroom and onto my television.

And btw, I have been to the Charmin bathrooms in Times Square.  It is a bit impressive just for the scope of the whole production.