“It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.” ~R. Serling.
This weekend, over on our site Weekly Prompts, GC and I chose ADVERTISING as the Saturday Photo Challenge.
My own response resembles more of a WordPrompt than a Photo challenge, but I do have a granddaughter’s drawing and an actual photo!
For me, the unwanted adverts that accompany e-mail notifications from free WordPress sites, and on the sites themselves have become something of an annoyance.
Does anyone else see the irony in paying for a site so that you don’t see adverts only to find you are confronted with them in the notification e-mails, and on the sites themselves, yet the free sites they originate from don’t view them?
It’s the advertising from free sites that provide the bulk of WP’s income. I understand that, but if I pay for a service to avoid adverts, why should I be subjected to everyone else’s?
The other day one such site offered me Breast Augmentation! There is something so very wrong about that.
The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is my usual television channel of choice. For the benefit of overseas visitors, the BBC relies on a licence fee to finance the programmes shown. If I wish to watch any other channel, I choose to record or watch Catch Up so that I can skip the adverts.
Spiders make me very uncomfortable and at my worst I am frozen with fear. Most days, at bedtime I do a spider sweep with my eyes.
Around two or three years back, as a relatively new blogger I wrote a post relating to an incident and my fear of spiders. The Intruder!
I might not enjoy seeing adverts, but I am sometimes swayed by the Hype.
Last August I read an advert for Spider Repellent and immediately I was hooked! I purchased two bottles, and every couple of weeks since then each room in my house has been sprayed in the areas recommended. It appeared to work, and so much so, we didn’t even see a spider during the spider mating season in September/October.
Recently I spotted an advert for another Spider repellent, the hype shouted out to me “We are cheaper than our competitors And it works” I fell for it, after all it was £2.00 cheaper!
The new repellent arrived and I happily sprayed in all the correct places. That evening I recoiled in horror when I spotted a spider running across my bedroom ceiling! The following day another spider ran across my sitting room carpet.
I had been taken in by the advertising and now I was paying the price. Why did I try to save money? £2.00 is neither here nor there and certainly wouldn’t have been missed!
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 Photo Challenge Advertising from Weekly Prompts