So this morning, I am having a late start to homeschool and enjoying one of my hot chocolate and coffee concoctions (in an extra big mug) while I enjoy a little Everyday Italian with commercials! I have already gotten up to do dishes and tend to children a few times, and that sound of chefs in the other room is like coming home! I know, I really am a dork. Well, the thing that prompted me to post about this was the commercials. I am getting a king sized dose of Christmas commercials (the best kind!) and I have to say that I do not understand the car commercials. They are always the same, someone covering their honey's eyes and leading them out into the snow covered driveway to reveal a brand new black luxury car with a gigantic red bow on it. And my thing is, who do you know, even know of, who has ever given or received a car for Christmas? Maybe a less expensive (we hope) car for a child, because that is the kind of things parents could do together, but what husband or wife is ever going to go make that type of purchase without talking to their spouse? And then I think, well maybe they are the kind of people who have a $70,000 limit on Christmas gifts, maybe that was their budget! But if that were the case, which I can hardly believe is true (I cannot imagine making that much money in a year, much less having that much to spend on Christmas), why are they advertising it on regular channels like this is normal and people out there will see the commercial and follow in suit? I am sure I am putting way too much in this. I just wonder who their target audience is. Maybe it is a couple who will more realistically make the decision together and get a new car for Christmas because they are getting a Christmas bonus? I guess I should not pretend to be the typical Food Network viewer when I cannot even afford it in the first place! I just figure that this Christmas car commercial formula must work on some level or we would not keep getting it again and again, year after year. Not sure if this is the sort of thing you can say anything about, it's really just an observation, but I just thought I'd throw it out there.
I reckon I better go educate my children now. Happy Wednesday!