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24 minutes ago, LoneHaranguer said:

There are things that some people might want right away where credit isn't an option (e.g. drugs and hookers).

Got to take care of those priorities.

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1 hour ago, kariyaki said:

It's more than that, it's that you can access it even before payday. For instance, my payday is every other Friday. But because of my bank (not Chime), my direct deposit comes through Thursday instead.

Mine comes through at Midnight of the day we get paid.

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On ‎05‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 5:36 PM, Tom Holmberg said:

Most things with the word "casserole" in it is "white-trash cooking." I ate a lot of casserole as a kid and also a lot of SOS, which is even one step below casserole. I'd rather have my mouth washed out with Lifebuoy than eat SOS.

My father's most requested meal was dried beef gravy - he loved it when he was in the army.  Me, I like dried beef in a sandwich, but the gravy looked unappetizing when I was a kid.

My mom wasn't much for casseroles as a rule, but we did eat a lot of Hamburger Helper when I was a teenager.  I still like some of those.

On ‎05‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 4:07 PM, AntiBeeSpray said:

Putting this one here and in the the Say What thread as it kind of fits both.

Just eyerolled during this one.

I find this one rather funny, in a surreal kind of way.

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On ‎05‎/‎14‎/‎2019 at 2:12 PM, funky-rat said:

Here, they make it with hamburger

I grew up eating the hamburger version (and loved it) but we didn't call that SOS.  We called it Weaver's Special, after my father's mother.  She seasoned it really well.

On ‎05‎/‎14‎/‎2019 at 11:57 PM, Bastet said:

(Me, I will generally walk to the kitchen to get more water - because I want it chilled.  But if I'm sick or otherwise impaired, room temp water from the bathroom tap will do just fine, because my priority is getting back in bed with as little exertion as possible.)

Me, too.

20 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

Ugh, the Chime Bank commercial "Whoopie, I got direct deposit with Chime. I get paid two days sooner!" Makes me crazy so I'm shouting "So will literally every other bank. Literally EVERY OTHER BANK!!1!"

I have Direct Deposit, but the county government for which I work does not pay us one single second before midnight on payday, not even when payday falls on a holiday.  They don't for either of the two banks I use, and they wouldn't for Chime either.

3 hours ago, chessiegal said:

I don't understand the big whoop about getting your money 2 days early. That only happens once, and then it's the same 2 day early date every month, right? I guess if you're living paycheck to paycheck, and you get the money the day before something like your rent is due rather than a day later, there is an advantage. I don't live paycheck to paycheck, so the 2 day early thing is lost on me.

There are times when it would make a difference between which check is going to pay the mortgage; sometimes money gets tight.  But I try to plan ahead for those months because I never get paid early.

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On 5/14/2019 at 1:07 PM, Tom Holmberg said:

The worst ads with kids are local ads where they hire their relatives' kids.  One of the classic worst if you lived in the Chicago area was Timmy for Long Chevrolet.

  Agreed, which is what makes this video awesome:

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Jeez you guys.  My payday is on Friday, but direct deposit goes through on Wednesday morning.  I'm surprised to learn this isn't standardized.  (Well, not surprised surprised, but the spread is surprising.)

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50 minutes ago, janie jones said:

Jeez you guys.  My payday is on Friday, but direct deposit goes through on Wednesday morning.  I'm surprised to learn this isn't standardized.  (Well, not surprised surprised, but the spread is surprising.)

I legit do not understand this.  Why would you get paid two days before your payday? 

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44 minutes ago, Katy M said:

I legit do not understand this.  Why would you get paid two days before your payday?

I get paid the day before - payday is Friday, but the direct deposit goes through first thing Thursday - and it just came up in conversation last week that a friend's direct deposit hits Wednesday (for a Friday payday).  So it happens.

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1 hour ago, Katy M said:

I legit do not understand this.  Why would you get paid two days before your payday? 

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I’ve been getting paid early through direct deposit for like 20 years, I don’t know how/why.

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On 5/15/2019 at 4:37 PM, peacheslatour said:

Ugh, the Chime Bank commercial "Whoopie, I got direct deposit with Chime. I get paid two days sooner!" Makes me crazy so I'm shouting "So will literally every other bank. Literally EVERY OTHER BANK!!1!"

There's some app now that you can get $100.00 from your next paycheck before your payday. The ads are awful. If you're taking $100.00 out of your check early all the time, maybe you need to reevaluate your finances a bit. 

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15 hours ago, Prevailing Wind said:

I get paid on Friday, as well. Come Thursday AM, my pay is *almost* in my account - it shows up as a "pending" transaction, but it doesn't truly post to the account until Friday.

Mine does too, sometimes.  I can't use that money until it actually posts.

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I hate that RealReal commercial. You couldn't pay me to wear that crap and there is no way in hell I'm going to pay to look like a pretentious circus clown. If I'm supposed to want to be like these people or hang out with these people then the commercial is an epic failure. 

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I hate the beginning of the Chobani yogurt commercial where the woman's holding a tray with several bowls of cereal in cafeteria and says she please can she have less. I know its a play on the Dickens quote "Please Sir can I have some more." But it makes no sense. If she didn't want the cereal then why did she get? Why not just grab the yogurt? The rest of the commercial I don't mind.

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I’m annoyed at the Mazda 3 commercial that uses the same music as the University of Phoenix commercial where the woman gets her degree, and changes the poster to say, We can do IT.  With so many pieces of music to choose from, they couldn’t find a different one?

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On 5/1/2019 at 9:21 PM, LucindaWalsh said:

I was annoying a few months ago in a Shoney's (I didn't know they were still around!) 

Shoney's isn't in my area and I think I ate in one once when I was in college in Pennsylvania. One of my friends worked there for a summer or two and she taught us all the birthday song they had to do. It's been over twenty years and I can still sing it.

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On 5/17/2019 at 7:23 AM, QuinnInND said:

There's some app now that you can get $100.00 from your next paycheck before your payday. The ads are awful. If you're taking $100.00 out of your check early all the time, maybe you need to reevaluate your finances a bit. 

Is that the app that's named ... "Dave"?

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4 hours ago, ams1001 said:

Shoney's isn't in my area and I think I ate in one once when I was in college in Pennsylvania. One of my friends worked there for a summer or two and she taught us all the birthday song they had to do. It's been over twenty years and I can still sing it.

My Mom and I would go there once a week when I was young since kids under 12 ate free on each Wednesday I think it was. We would end up there if one of my Mom's friends with kids chose it too. I say all that because I'm the same in regards to it being well over 20 years and I can still remember the words to their birthday song. I changed the words and sang it to my cat once on his gotcha day.

I'm still hating those Cancer Treatment Centers of America commercials. They've changed the "Mother Standard of Care" one they came out with not long before Mother's Day but kept the same visuals from what I saw before changing the channel. Then there's one of the anti-smoking commercials that also came out around Mother's Day with the woman who smoked that died two days after the clips they show of were filmed. The daughter in it kinda looks like me and the way she talks about being a caregiver gives me flashbacks to being the sole caregiver for my Mom which memories of doing that at all for the most part probably aren't what anyone else wants to think about during holidays commemorating a parent. My Mom didn't have cancer due to smoking herself but was around it for a long time growing up with both parents being smokers and later on when we lived with my Nana who did die from cancer related smoking. I helped my Mom care for her so the commercial I described above makes me think of her too somewhat. 

Other commercials really do drive me crazy but for most of those muting is enough to get through them when watching TV live.

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On 5/8/2019 at 8:25 AM, andromeda331 said:

I think that's the only time it pays to have a first and last name that no one can pronounce. You can always tell right away their trying to sell you something when only your family and friends can pronounce both. 

My dad likes to give telemarketers "one more chance" to say our name correctly. It does have an -ie- in the middle that makes people want to add a syllable, but we just pronounce it as one (-ee-). But it's Italian so at least that makes sense (I'm sure it was slightly Americanized after my great-grandparents came here). What I don't get is when they add entirely non-existent letters. (No matter what they say on the second try, he tells them they're wrong and hangs up.)

On 5/8/2019 at 10:19 AM, QuinnInND said:

 My first and last name rhyme. The next person who points that out will get throat punched. Also the next time anyone calls me Harley. 

My friend's dad's first name is Harley. He so does not look like a Harley (actually he reminds me of Bill Nye the Science Guy); he goes by his middle name. (The only other Harleys I ever knew were a Golden Retriever and a Black Lab.)

On 5/8/2019 at 7:17 PM, mojoween said:

There is an ad for...something or other...financial planning maybe? I don’t know and the girl says something like “I know what it’s like to grow up without financial stability.  We ate a LOT of leftovers.”

Um.  What the fuck?  Only poor people eat leftovers?  If you use their financial planning service you will throw all of your food away?  

I wish I could remember what it was for so I could actively not use it.

I grew up squarely middle class; not rich, but we had everything we needed and a fair amount of what we wanted. We had leftovers all the time. It's actually a running joke in my family that no matter how many bone-in chicken breasts my mom made, there was always one left. Usually she'd make four (probably because they came two in a package), but no one would eat a whole one, so one person would take what they wanted from one, and the next person would take the rest and maybe a bit from another, and so on, and three would end up being enough for the four of us. There were definitely occasions where she made three and I guess we weren't that hungry and there was still one left. We joked that if she made one no one would happen to feel like eating that day. It was never on purpose but it almost always seemed to happen.

On 5/13/2019 at 8:47 AM, Woopwoopkitty said:

The ProEnamel toothpaste commercial is nails on a chalkboard to me!  The nasally voice and halting cadence of her speaking drives me nuts and does not instill credibility.  I get, you wanted a female of diversity, but really this was the best you could do?  You left me thinking women aren’t capable of being competent dentists and I’m female.

The sensitive-teeth toothpaste ad where she says you'll start feeling a difference in "three days" ...she says "three days" several times and every time I see it I think, "So, did I hear that right? It takes three days?"

On 5/15/2019 at 10:31 AM, Katy M said:

I once lived someplace where only bedrooms were upstairs, kitchen and bath downstairs. Actually, now that I think of it, that's the only place where I've lived where my living area encompassed two stories, not including basements. 

My college has a townhouse complex for seniors (five buildings, 6-8 units in each). I lived in an upstairs flat (above one of the two handicapped-accessible units), but the rest were two-story units and the bathrooms were upstairs in between the two bedrooms (each had two sinks, two showers, and one toilet, for four residents). I've only ever lived in one-story homes so kitchen vs. bathroom for middle-of-the-night water was just a matter of how far I felt like walking. Where I am now I prefer filtered water but I just put a small glass on my night stand before I go to bed (even filtered it doesn't taste that great after a day).

On 5/15/2019 at 4:56 PM, chessiegal said:

It's Progressive. I think it's funny.

I was mildly amused until about the 232nd time I saw it...

On 5/16/2019 at 8:59 PM, Prevailing Wind said:

I get paid on Friday, as well. Come Thursday AM, my pay is *almost* in my account - it shows up as a "pending" transaction, but it doesn't truly post to the account until Friday.

I think mine does that, too. I'm fortunate enough that I don't have to worry about when it goes in, because I know I have enough in there to pay my bills, but I have noticed it when I've happened to look at my account on a Thursday. I don't know what time it goes through, though. I would guess they do it slightly early in case of any technical issues that might cause people to be paid late if they did it right on the day of. Last time I got a real check I worked in a store and they let us cash them out of the registers.

On 5/18/2019 at 2:47 PM, mmecorday said:

That time when Posh Spice, Tyler Perry and Lady Gaga all got together to par-tay! (And some of these clothes are REAL ugly, IMO.)

What the hell was that gingham monstrosity?

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What the heck is up with the current crop of loons on Chevy Potsch douche commercial?  They are all whooping and dancing and throwing up their arms!?  When will he EVER go away?

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On ‎5‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 6:37 PM, peacheslatour said:

Ugh, the Chime Bank commercial "Whoopie, I got direct deposit with Chime. I get paid two days sooner!" Makes me crazy so I'm shouting "So will literally every other bank. Literally EVERY OTHER BANK!!1!"

I assumed Chimes is just another payday loan. Basically, they give you a short-term loan for the amount of your paycheck, then use your paycheck to pay off the loan. I have no idea how this can be profitable, unless they charge an exorbitant fee if something happens to your paycheck or you don't receive the entire amount of your paycheck.

On ‎5‎/‎16‎/‎2019 at 3:12 PM, proserpina65 said:

My mom wasn't much for casseroles as a rule, but we did eat a lot of Hamburger Helper when I was a teenager.  I still like some of those.

I hated the ones with dried potato slices. Those things NEVER rehydrated quite right.

You know, I don't think I've seen a Hamburger Helper commercial for several years.

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1 hour ago, Ubiquitous said:

You know, I don't think I've seen a Hamburger Helper commercial for several years.

And I was thinking recently I hadn't seen a gum commercial for years.  All those twins out of work.

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2 hours ago, Ubiquitous said:

You know, I don't think I've seen a Hamburger Helper commercial for several years.

I don't think I've seen a Shake'n'Bake ad in a long time either. I always hated the way that kid said, "...And I hepped!"  Except for the perennial Kraft's Mac and Cheese, this kind of cooking must be considered too low-rent.

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