I've honestly heard far worse. I think it's also the sheer frequency in the number of times her ads play that some people find so grating.Well... it's certainly nasal but I don't find it all that offensive. There's a Febreze commercial that runs regularly on Spotify that is far more annoying (I actually clicked over to it to find out what they were selling because the grammar and enunciation was so poor I couldn't understand what was being said - just a high pitched female hip-hop style group).
You guys need to come to the Mid-South and listen to some of what passes for English on local radio and TV. When I worked in TV here we had a couple of business owners who insisted on doing their own commercials. One spoke in a very southern mumble you could barely understand. The other just had no ability to read a script without it sounding like it was being read. They did it because people would tell them "I saw you on TV!" so I'm sure she's doing it for the same "fame" angle as well as saving money by not hiring real talent.
On a much larger scale, would this be similar to the Dodge/Chrysler tv ads from the 1980s which featured ceo Lee Iaccoca upfront and center?They did it because people would tell them "I saw you on TV!" so I'm sure she's doing it for the same "fame" angle as well as saving money by not hiring real talent.
Years ago, this was in the form of signing up a new account on their website and/or email list.All the pushes to get a phone "app" to qualify for a "special coupon" or offer. This crap has seemingly replaced facebook "likes" for this type of promotion.
There's absolutely no way I'm putting some crap app on a phone, which likely allows tracking and certainly profiles you, just for a coupon. My phone is to make and receive phone calls. Nothing else.
VTrans is holding a contest to try to get drivers involved in the messaging that appears on the boards you see when you drive along the highway.
You might have noticed they're trying to be wittier lately [um, no]. And they tell us they've gotten positive feedback.
But they want your creative ideas, too.
"We do want to focus on highway safety, but we don't want to put too many bounds on this. Something that will catch drivers' attention, that will help them hopefully improve their behavior and have a message that will stick with them," said Joshua Schultz, the director of the VTrans Operations and Safety Bureau.
How absolutely ludicrous.Think the highway signs are obnoxious in your state? Here they're going to solicit suggestions from the public:
Why did that store assume that everyone knew about the Sunday beer restriction?Store employees who aren’t at all helpful to the customer. 40 minutes ago, I tried to purchase a 6 pack of Michelob Ultra at my Kroger. I was told, without a lot of manners, that in Kentucky, beer isn’t sold until 11:00 AM on Sundays. Because I minimize wasted time, I wasn’t going to wait 45 minutes to buy the beer, so I walked the 6 pack back to the cooler (nobody offered to put it back for me). When I returned to the check out line, I mentioned to the clerk that there’s no sign in the beer area telling us about the Sunday restrictions. Her response- “That’s not my problem”. Pathetic. The store should have turned off the lights in the cooler to tell the customer that beer can’t be sold, or there should have been a sign that clearly states the restrictions. That woman running the register needs to be taught a little customer service manners too.