Don’t get me started on television commercials
Who has never ever been interrupted from watching your favourite movie by sometimes absolutely ridiculous commercials? Precisely, yes, almost everyone has experienced this at least ONCE in their lifetime.
It all started in the early 1940's, when the first short TV commercial was ever invented, then finally aired on the TV screen. Was it created to irritate us? Absolutely not. However, it really seems like the purpose of advertisements is to test people's patience.
Let's turn on our imagination for a minute.
You are watching your dearest TV series. (e.g. “Pretty Little Liars”). You’ve been waiting for a whole week just to watch some special episode. You are all prepared, comfortably sitting in your cosy sofa, with a bowl full of popcorn in your hands. Five minutes have passed. You are sitting there, all fired up, thrilled, having an unbelievably great moment. You are about to find out – which character is the antagonist! All of the sudden, everything is interrupted…without you even realising it! In a second your mood drops; the evil member is still a mystery; your beloved episode is interfered with by yet another exasperating advertisement, which tells you about the bacteria that you have in your bathroom; tells you about the magic toilet washing-liquid, which will definitely get rid of those germs.
Do germs and bacteria have anything to do with your long-awaited episode? No. By the time these frustrating adverts end, your bowl of popcorn would probably have become empty or you would probably lose your appetite after seeing those nasty pictures of germs on your screen. Even your cosy sofa wouldn’t seem as comfortable as before!
Nevertheless, there are some positive things about the ads. For example, when there is absolutely nothing near you and your stomach feels like it’s able to fit a full horse inside of it, commercials can actually save you! You might have enough time to...
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