I understand the need for commercials. Some are very clever and fun. Lately there are many of them that are very irritating.
Besides the disturbing Old Navy mannequin ads (I don’t feel the need to elaborate), the one on top of my list is the new Kleenex commercials where the lady keeps repeating the word TOUCH. Touch this, touch that, the list goes on and on for the whole commercial. I mute it every time it comes on or I change the channel – opposite effect I believe the advertisers want.
Then there are the stupid commercials that try to have these catchy tunes but seriously need to get a clue - (Hillshire Farms – Go Meat and Subway’s – Five Dollar Foot Longs).
My favorite though is any NEW drug commercial. What I dislike about these are all the possible side effects. They can include everything from dry mouth to cancer for the same drug (talk about a stretch). They always end the same – “Ask your doctor if this drug will be right for you.” Oh yeah, that makes it better. Why would I want to try something that could kill me when my original problem is not life threatening?
Repetitions of ads help sell their products. It puts it in the consumers mind and they remember them, even years later. I still can sing the Oscar Mayer bologna song.
When I first became a Christian, I memorized scripture. I still know those verses 30 years later. I need to be more careful of what gets repeated over and over and gets stuck in my brain. I need to guard what comes into me because enough of it becomes something solid.
So Lord, help me to continue to repeat more of You in my life and more of Your word.
© Nadine Zawacki 2009