Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fraudulant Bounty Paper Towels

I think all of the people working in advertising for Bounty Paper Towels are a bunch of morons. Have you seen the commercials? They usually go something like this:

Little Timmy or Little Sue is in the kitchen or the like, in the process of making a HUGE mess. Pouring whole gallons of milk on the floor, shaking up soda bottles and spraying sticky orange carbonated beverages all over the place, and so forth. Enter Mom, who upon seeing said mess smiles a big cheeky grin and shakes her head at the "cuteness" of it all while grabbing the Bounty Paper Towels.

Just once I'd like to see the commercial where this mess happens to be the 100th time that Little Timmy or Sue has made for the day, even after being explicitly told by Mom NOT to even step foot in that kitchen again. I want to see the commercial where Mom comes in and sees the mess and completely loses her mind and her face turns purple while she tries to splutter out something along the lines of: "WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU???!!!" Or how about Mom sits down and just starts crying because she just can't take it anymore? It would certainly be more realistic to me.

I mean, I know when you have kids, messes happen. And sure, sometimes I can just grab a towel and clean it up and no big deal. But let's face it, there are times when no matter how much you love your kids, that mess ruins your whole day. Perhaps what the adverts are saying is that somehow buying Brawny brand paper towels endows one with the super power to clean up every mess with a big cheesy grin on your face... which could be why I've never managed it. We always buy the el-cheapo brand. Maybe one day I'll spring the extra two bucks and find out.


Tammie said...

i totally agree. my son spilled some milk the other day and i flipped. one, he spills a bit of milk almost everytime he pours a glass and he never even attempts to clean it himself. two, i buy organic milk and its kinda pricey for me right now so ill look at the little milk puddle on the counter and think "thats at least 80 cents worth of milk right there."

ive never wiped up a mess while smiling. it just doesnt happen.

Barefoot_Mommy said...

*laughs* SOOO glad I'm not alone in that. I have so "priced" spills before.

Rochelle said...

I am glad I have teenagers and they clean up their own mess. Problem is they use the entire roll no matter what brand I buy.

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