Silly ads subtract pleasure
SINCE the 1990s the overpowering influence of the USA upon the then humble Australian lifestyle has had a lifechanging effect in many ways.
Before this period, we had things that were good, very good or excellent. Nowadays things are “amazing, sensational”, or some other superlative adjective to describe an everyday ordinary product or service, and to some of us oldies it becomes more than a bit repetitive. For the worse, we have been turned into a consumer- based society similar to the USA.
I love to watch TV without the interruption of advertisements, without someone trying to sell me products that I do not have the money to buy.
Why is it that the giant companies such as Coles and Woolworths produce the weakest, most boring and ridiculous ads? These ads make the tranquillity of our nation’s national broadcaster, the ABC, so inviting. SHAUN NEWMAN,