Commercials Kill Me

It’s so obvious when commercials are created by or written for people who never are in the situation actually being described.  Have you seen the one with the woman who is faced with a giant rolling ball of laundry?  Apparently it is 6 months worth of dirty clothes.  Normally the task of doing that much laundry would be daunting.  Not in this case though.  She has a front loading washing machine that can store up to 6 months worth of detergent.  She need not worry about pouring soap to get the job done.  Suddenly her life is easier and that massive ball of laundry isn’t so intimidating.  The end of the commercial shows her happy with a mountain of clean and neatly folded laundry beside her.  I believe the machine runs about $1,500.  Dare I say it’s a rip off?  Unless I’m unique, in the overall scheme of things the pouring of the soap is hardly noticeable.  If the washing machine industry really wants to make that giant rolling garment ball less of a chore, invent a machine that sorts, empties pockets, treats stains and folds.  Just saying.

4 Responses to “Commercials Kill Me”

  1. Tricia says:

    I second that, and third and fourth. And I’d like the thing to be mobile so it can also put the laundry away.

  2. Jen says:

    I feel the exact same way! That commercial drives me nuts!

  3. Steven Fenger says:

    You know your husband, before he got the townhouse with a washer and dryer, did his laundry about every six months. He would go to the laundromat and use the massive washer model that could take 20 loads or something like that. With all that laundry stuffed into his car he couldn’t see out the rearview mirror.

  4. lisa says:

    Fenger, how come I’ve never heard that before! I knew about the mountain of clothes in his bathroom and basement. The car thing though? Oh lordy! Those poor machines. I can’t even imagine being exposed to 6 months worth of whatever he left in his pockets when starting the load.