I don't pay a lot of attention to television advertisements, using that time to make a cuppa, take out some garbage, work on my crossword puzzle........but when I hear something that makes me look up at the screen, I'll take notice. For instance the dance beat on the Dodo "there's no limit" ad has me watching it, I love that little cartoon bird dancing!
Some weeks ago, I heard an annoying "aaaah!" and then again "aaaah!", once more "aaaah!"....well I looked up to see what that annoying sound was and saw that it was an insurance advertisement.
Now, I don't mind most insurance advertisements, I can ignore them just like I do most other ads, but the voice tones on those aaaah's really irritated me. (The ad is for Allianz insurance).
As soon as I hear the first aaah now, I mute the TV.
Another ad that irritates the heck out of me is the Quibids one. Have you all seen it? The ad itself isn't so bad, it's for insurance and everybody needs insurance, but the girl's accent drives me bananas. I've never heard anything like it. Is it a true accent and if so, where is it from? Or is she just trying to sound like someone from somewhere else? Is she Australian or English trying to sound American? Is she American trying to sound Australian?
I don't know the answers to these questions and I really don't care, I just find it annoying and push that mute button again.
There have been times when a particular advertisement has been played at every single ad break (sometimes twice), during a show or movie and if it's an ad that annoys me, I'll either switch channels and watch something else just to get away from it, or I'll give up on the TV altogether and watch a dvd instead.
Do you have an advertisement that causes you to make your own aaah! then rushing to push that mute button on your remote control unit?
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