Having been awarded the ‘golden couch potato‘ award for having watched television the most – here is my list of misguiding they did this year.
a) The advertisement from paracetamol company – crocin takes the top slot. Here they show a man drawing how a player in foot ball will use zig zag pattern to hit the goal while crocin directly hits the brain where the head ache is more. Any MBBS failed person will also know that medicine needs to be carried by blood to ALL PARTS OF THE BODY and only acts in those places required – others generate side effect. So, how can crocin do a greater job than other brand?
b) Dettol – the antiseptic joke. How many times should these guys proclaim that this is the only known disinfectant. Fact is otherwise. You can use any soap/liquid which is Ph neutral – mind you – not once but repeatedly to get rid of those presky little fellow germs. Dettol is not the only guy who can do it even RIN can do it!!
c) Hutch advertisements are getting on my nerves. Pray tell me how does a comman man understand GRPS, searching etc? A stupid advertisement which gets a hoard of eskimoes just because a chap types eskimo and hit search…. The sound in background is more irritating but thankfully is the same in all versions of the bad ad. On positive side, hutch seems to have done its market research and found out only urban people are predominent users of its service!!
d) Till date RIN was the old super white king for washes while Surf Excel – excelled the whitest. Suddenly one day surf buys RIN and starts telling the world – RIN is Excel. So all these days you took us for a ride right?
e) There is a category of drinks right from horlicks, boost, bornvita etc which push the same mad thing – vitamins. My foot. For vitamins to stay for that long in your drink, the stupid company should wrap it up in strong paper cartons and keep it under temperature control and use with in 15 days to 25 days max. The joke is on customer who believes all that and adds the extra calories minus the vitamins they were taken for in first place.
f) The dangerous advertisement is by the new class of artificial sweetners. Yes folks, they let you enjoy that sweet without sugary problems but your poor kidney will hang up its boots within 3 years – enjoy dialysis on daily basis or find a donor for yourself.
g) Making the girl look fair ( even guys have a version of it now) is the stupidest advertisment I can every think off. Thanks to fair and lovely – all dark looking guys/gals in 30 days you become white ( pray who told you dark is bad please?). Its all about melanin content predetermined genetically – what this stupid advertisement is mis-endorsing is not really known.
h) Junior was telling me to change the old marvel scooter to the brand new gen X bikes, where you can do top speed and brake at end of cliffs, it took me over half an hour to educate junior that such things only break our necks and those are trained professionals with lots of computer graphics pulled in. Thank you bike ad’s for helping me educate junior regarding your lies..
So other readers, there are many more such irritants which convey wrong notions (dont they do it most of the time?) – you difinetly will have your share of thoughts to share too.