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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Call NOW!


Call NOW!
 How stupid are we?
When some huckster on TV claims we can get a second “Vegetable Slap Chopper” for just the price of shipping and handling if we order in the next five minutes, how many people grab the phone and make that call?
This commercial in on all day long on multiple channels.  Is there really anyone who thinks they only have five minutes to order and get that super deal?  Is there anyone who doesn’t know if you have to order it NOW, it probably is not worth ordering? Is there anyone who really needs two “Vegetable Slap Choppers?” Hasn’t everyone figured out that the ridiculous $7.95 cost of shipping and handling is not a bargain?
RT (random thought, not re-tweet) Mrs. Cranky thinks they should name that pet nail file thingy the “Pet-a-file.” I told her not to go into marketing.
How stupid are we?
Does anyone really think a pill will have you safely lose weight?
If it can grow hair, why isn’t it on the 6 o’clock news?
If your feet really look as bad as in that ad for a  foot callus scrapper…wear socks…everywhere!
Do you really think those cheap sunglasses will work?
Why is a snuggly thing any better than a blanket?
Did you need a lint lizard before you saw the ad?
A new piece of exercise equipment…how many clothes hangers do you really need?
ShamWOW…it’ a shammy, they have been around forever!
SHEESH!!
Some of these products advertised late at night are actually pretty good, but you don’t have to order the good ones by phone, if they work as advertised you will be able to buy them at the store “As shown on TV.”
Enough of this, sorry for my rant, it is just that these TV commercials drive me crazy and I always wonder what idiot falls for that “Call now” stuff.
Oh, and just so you know, the electric penis extender pump does not work worth a damn.

22 comments:

  1. If the first one doesn't work, what are you going to do with the second electric penis extender pump you got for only shipping & handling?

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  2. I do wear socks everywhere, damn calluses. I can smooth them down and do, often, but they're never really gone and just grow back and I have no idea why. I have always worn properly fitted shoes.

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  3. Whatever they are paying for the ads must make it worth their while -- there is a lot of 'stupid' out there -- and here, too

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  4. The logical part of my brain agrees with you, but the other part WANTS TO CALL AND ORDER RIGHT NOW! I totally need a veggie slicer thingy! Look at how cool it is!

    Sigh. Luckily, I don't give in to temptation. But man, if I were rich...

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  5. My wife will be disappointed to hear that it doesn't work :/

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  6. LOL with your last sentence. I'll make a note of that and not buy one for a gift for hubby. One year, years ago when son was 10/11 years old, he had the flu and was home from school. I was working from home, so I was keeping an eye on him as I was doing my work. He was watching TV. He came in with a pad and pencil and had written down a phone number and said we needed to call this immediately to order that thing that shrunk with plastic things (I don't even remember what it was called). He told me all the benefits of it and the extra stuff we got if we called in the next 5 minutes. I had to laugh. Of course we didn't order it, but that is who they are marketing to. Someone impulsively looking to buy. Probably someone with some type of shopping sickness.

    betty

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  7. How about the handsome middle aged man offering the next 50 homeowners a gas card for ordering a metal roof during the show. Or a walk in bath tub.

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  8. There are those among us (both of our daughters and sons-in-law) who no longer subscribe to this thing called "TV". It's a crazy concept, I know! Just means they can watch what they want, even though it means maybe having to look at a "weather app" to find out what the weather will be like. We haven't yet gone over to that way of thinking. That day may come however.
    Sorry to hear that the extender gizmo was a bust.
    No wait, that would be a different kind of enlargement. Never mind.

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  9. Hey! What's with this "Your comment will be visible after approval" cr*p? When did that start happening? *grumble*

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  10. thanks for the laughs - and thank mrs. cranky for the pet-a-file. oh my!

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  11. We had a couple of snugglies for a while. They be gone. Don't know where.

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  12. The penis thing was on the the Full Monty.

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  13. Oh, and just so you know, the electric penis extender pump does not work worth a damn. Bwahahahahahahahahaha. I was right there with you on this rant until that last sentence and then I laughed out loud.

    Have a fabulous day Cranky. ☺

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  14. You must be watching the wrong commercials. Why would you ever use an electric extender pump when you can order a pill that qualifies you to dance in a Cuban nightclub, if you call within 10 minutes?

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  15. Are you sure you're using that penis extender properly? Mine works just fine, especially when I want a hotdog to fit the length of a bun.

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  16. Thank goodness for DVRs. I no longer watch commercials. No telling what I am missing. Back in the day when I did watch, I figured if they offered two for the price of one, the first one was probably pretty fragile.

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  17. Sham-wow, it's a shammy (chamois). Well, sort of. It's an imitation and doesn't work as well as advertised. I know this because my daughter ordered one and got two (buy one, get one free) and gave me one. I tried mopping a spill on the floor, it didn't soak up all the water leaving the floor dry and it dripped like a waterfall as I carried it to the sink to wring out. I still have it, it's gathering dust somewhere.

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  18. The answer to your question, "What kind of idiot falls for that 'call now' stuff?"
    Homer Simpson.

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  19. Wasn't it PT Barnum who said "there's one born every minute"? Those ads bring in millions for the hucksters...they have to or they wouldn't be on TV 24-7-365. When you're selling something for $19.95 that you bought in China for $1.25, you don't need to sell a lot to retire in style.

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  20. But WAIT!!!!! Call in the next three minutes and you get a Popeil's Pocket Fisherman and a set of Ginsu Knives :)
    R

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  21. Have you ever seen the commercial (I have no idea what it sells...) that advises, "Those people whose last name begins with A through M, please call now. The people whose last name begins with N through Z, please call tomorrow."

    Now THAT is intriguing!

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  22. ACK! I hate that foot scraper commercial. It makes me sick. I hate feet. I don't want to look at some model's crusty feet. Can you imagine the person who had to audition all the crusties? And the resume of the lucky chosen one?

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