One of the perks of not having cable or even regular TV is that when I do get a chance to watch it, I am actually interested in watching the commercials. New programming is new programming, right?
So, International Delight had my full attention yesterday evening when they offered up a long, involved commercial for their exciting new iced coffee (available in the dairy aisle). It featured a work-at-home mom telling us all about her life, in way more detail than seemed strictly necessary for a coffee commercial. Toward the end, she pours a few glasses of iced coffee and serves them to her visiting friend. They enjoy a lively conversation about remodeling while the announcer says, “Iced coffee. It’s better at home.”
And then, to drive this point home (pun not intended, for a change), International Delight added this baffling cautionary tale:
Maybe it’s because I don’t see a lot of commercials, but this one left me gaping.
I don’t know whether or not iced coffee is better at home (I will drink it here or there; I will drink it anywhere).
But if it is, it’s because it’s more relaxing, convenient, and cheaper, right?
Not because the automatic doors at the “coffee house” might slam in your face, sending your iced coffee flying and taking your dignity with it. I mean, we don’t have a lot of these coffee houses in Litchfield, but I’m pretty confident that this is not a thing that happens.
And thank the good Lord it does not, my friends, because in order to enjoy your iced coffee at home, you’re going to have to go through those perilous automatic doors at the supermarket to retrieve it from the dairy aisle. Be careful out there, folks. The world is more dangerous than we thought.
What other silly commercials should I be looking for on YouTube?