Friday, February 02, 2007

A commercial that annoys me

Too many commercials annoy me. Here's one of them. Anyone see the Kentucky Fried Chicken one where they express shock at a weeknight family dinner? Okay, I like take-out as much as the next person. We're having pizza tonight, and we probably have Chinese at least every other week. But this commercial makes it sound like people never, ever cook during the week. Uh...what are they living on, PB&J sandwiches? Nobody's asking anyone to be Rachel Ray (although her stuff is supposed to fast to cook), but the idea that cooking for your family isn't the norm is just stupid. There are plenty of us, I believe, who manage to fall between Martha-Stewart-perfect and open-a-can-of-Spaghettios. Either that, or I'm living in a fantasy world where the average family can afford to go out to dinner every night.

5 comments:

Jenn said...

It's amazing the subtle things that commercials tell us about our society when you really start paying attention. Have you noticed that 99% of the time married men are portrayed as bumbling idiots in commercials?

Mom2fur said...

Unfortunately, Jenn, I think you are right. It's also true of some TV shows. The whole male-bashing thing is something else that annoys me!

Judy said...

I couldn't agree more! That KFC commercial is one I just mentioned to my family yesterday. It drives me nuts! Also, my hubby was the first in our family to mention the "stupid husband" commercials out there. Also, even some of my at one time favorite shows (like Everyone Loves Raymond)just have made Ray more dumb each year.Can you imagine the backlash if they portrayed women in the same way they do the men?? And yet, I'm thinking it's still men who write the majority of commecials and dialog. IMHO :-)

Amy said...

Amen, sister!

Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

I know we eat together at the table at least 6 days a week.. the other night we might do fast food .. but even then we're together :)