You know what really grinds my gears?
With the exception of the occasional announcement regarding the return of the never ending pasta bowl at Olive Garden or the Taco 12-Pack, I have never been motivated to do something because of an advertisement on television. Not only does this distract me from my show, it also scares me when an English guy is screaming at me to buy OxiClean. Furthermore, I have become fully convinced that everybody watching midday television must be either recovering from an accident with a truck driver or injured on the job, judging by the amount of commercials on those subjects.
The worst offenders, however, are the leaders of the free world – Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The attack ads have even gone beyond the television boundary and are now on YouTube. How am I supposed to catch up on the latest Bieber music video when I have to hear how Romney making money is bad or how Obama’s leadership has affected the economy? All I want to do is simply have a private jam session, but our presidential candidates are preventing me from doing that. If you really want the vote of the people, give them unhindered Biebs. They will respect you for it and your approval rating will increase exponentially.
I understand that revenue as a result of advertising may somehow make a company more profitable, but I still don’t like it. Sure, Super Bowl commercials are entertaining for a little bit, but even they get old after a while. Ultimately, I would rather just watch the show, game, or news without being told what to buy, how to vote, or where to eat.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what grind my gears.