As someone who has been working to pay off credit card debt for the last 7 years, I am annoyed by Visa's current ad campaign, "life moves fast; you must have a visa card because writing checks slows down and angers everyone around you. And what are you thinking using cash?? no one in retail knows how to count out change, and they should not have to by goodness!!! "
Unlike, the clever mastercard "Priceless" campaign the visa campaign is about guilt trips, and those campaigns never sit well with me anyway. But my son now thinks we need a visa card because paying cash is just such a hassle on tv. and a friend's daughter comments about the lady who made everyone sad because she wrote a check. We have both had to explain to our children that chances are the people using their visa cards in the ads will be paying for their gardening supplies, newspapers and cups of coffee for the next 30 years. Maybe its beneficial they hear it now, rather than learning it all the hard way like some of have.
I dont think my lessons are sticking as solidly as the one visa is drilling into our children, maybe I should put my comments to music, and dance around with an umbrella, and a cart full of flowers.
What commercials annoy you?