Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Holiday advertising

Things that drive me crazy around Christmas: Ads for non-holiday-related products that try to tie into the holidays. You know: "Al's Plumbing: For All Your Holiday Needs." You have to wonder...

Yesterday I heard a cheerful voice on the radio asking, "Do you have a hard-to-buy for person on your list? Have you considered the solid lasting gift of furniture?"

Well, no, not really (although that did bring back memories of a Christmas around 1970 when all the relatives chipped in to buy Grandpa a big black recliner to smoke his pipe in). I don't go to the store in December saying, "Uncle Bill: table. Cousin Fred: bookcase." No offense to the furniture makers...

What's next?--tombstones? Have you considered the solid lasting gift...never mind.

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