What do you do and think during TV advertisements?
I resent them with a passion. So much so, that I rarely watch television. When I do, I prefer HBO, which doesn’t have advertisements.
However, my TV watching includes sports—football during the pro football season and post-season (especially if the Eagles are playing); baseball—if the Phillies are in the playoffs; and the Tour de France. It’s Tour de France time, and I am seeing ads for the first time since the Academy Awards.
It takes me two or three times to understand some of them. This creepy guy who leans in for a tongue kiss on his first date but his car warns him not to—took me a few watchings to understand what that was all about.
But after a while, I stop paying much attention. I bring my computer up, and fluther during ads. None of the ads are for things I would ever buy, so they are all useless information. I get impatient during the ads. Go pee. Water the plants. Take a nap (which is bad since often I don’t wake up for the show).
What do you do and what are you thinking when the adverts show up on the telly?