I am sitting here playing solitaire games and listening to the news on the TV (well, and now writing this) and I hear a commercial. I try but I cannot completely turn off my attention when they are on. I play solitaire while the news is on because my mind wanders since the news is rarely that interesting. The solitaire allows me to concentrate on something instead of mentally wandering off into the maze of canyons in my mind.
In any event, it is an ad for an insurance company. The spokeswoman is touting their I-Phone app which allows you to easily (she says) report the accident to them and enter all the data the insurance company would require. That's fine. But almost all the features she touts are delivered as questions.
You can take a picture of the scene?
There's a way to enter the exact location?
And so on.
It is bad enough I hear this in day to day conversions...
So I went to the mall? And I saw these really nice shoes? And I just had to have them so I ran up my credit card?
But on TV commercials???
Whatever happened to statements?
I am waiting for the news to be reported this way...
Today? In New York? The Dow continued its slide? Into, like, oblivion?
I know, I am being pedantic.
A Night Unremembered
6 years ago