Am I wrong? Am I being unnecessarily captious? Is this rant spurious? Is it the right thing to do?? You decide. My take on the issue is clearly stated below.
I'm sure that those of you subjected to the following will certainly have something to say--or at least --to think about.
This brief opinion was submitted to two local newspapers in proper form and length, but garnered no response/interest. Interesting, as I'm sure all of us with and without hearing aids have suffered. I'm also certain that in their case there was an agenda and I forgive them their reticence. Enough--Let's get on with it-------
Again--all of us have been subjected to an endless barrage of commercials (for want of a better word) by five furniture and two mattress companies. These outfits, (I will not mention them) as I am sure that you don't even want to see their names in print--let alone hear them one more time on TV, etc. They have contrived to dominate the airwaves in this area beyond reason--and that is what they are assailing--our ability to reason--by constant,relentless, incessant, repetition. Are you aware of the extent to which you are being brainwashed? Marketing principles assure them vast profit from this technique.
Are you aware that due to the proliferation of TV stations that price per slot has lessened precipitously? and at whose expense I ask? Ours. WE are being set upon by ravenous, greedy 21st Century beasts and we are their helpless prey--Did you savor that last word--PREY! That is exactly what we've become.
There are those among you who no doubt have already dismissed my view by concluding that--"Well, sir, if you are so upset, why don't you simply turn off the TV, radio, or take other steps to avoid these 'assaults' on your privacy?--a perfectly logical stance that would seem to solve the problem!"----I beg to differ. I have changed the channel--and there they are! I have turned off the TV and radio--to no avail. I visit a neighbor--and there they are! I go to a restaurant---and there they are!--I go to a Sports Bar---and there they are! I go to a movie--and there they are! I walk into BJ's --and there they are!--I go to a live ballgame (Patriots/Red Sox) --and there they are!--I go to facebook--and there they are! I travel behind a bus ---and there they are! Now I am not one to fixate on a situation, but someone, somebody, must put a stop to this---How about us? How about not buying a stick of furniture or mattress from these predators. Further, their amateur attempts to make their pitch 'homespun' elevates my digust to yet another level. Maybe others have written on this topic--I don't really know, but the only way to thwart them is to render their efforts a waste of time and money. Let's get together and give us all a break. Buy their products from------ ANYBODY but THEM.
You do know that advertising is a legitimate business expense and the best way to use profits instead of paying taxes!! So additionally they are avoiding taxes as well as burdening us with their invasive spiels.
MORNING NEWS?--THERE THEY ARE! MIDDAY NEWS?--THERE THEY ARE!! SIX O'CLOCK NEWS?--THERE THEY ARE 11O'CLOCK NEWS?--THERE THEY ARE!!
I see their approach as more than an invasion of privacy. These sidewinders have compromised the sanctity of my home, and I for one will not alter my life style in any way to rid myself of them: these crass, egomaniacal, self-active shysters.
Have I crossed the line? Have I offended anyone?