After being forced to watch all the crappy commercials over the holidays, I found myself getting a little irritated for some reason. Apparently, it has something to do with my not being given one of these diamond pendants this year.
What is it with *every* single diamond commercial this winter selling us the *exact* same thing? I always thought that when you get your girlfriend something, the whole point was to get something original and unique? The point of which was to get them to draw the conclusion that you think they are original and unique. Which gets them to make out with you, right?
So what message does it send when you get your girlfriend the exactly same thing that everyone is selling? "Hey baby, I love you because you're just like every other chick"? Yeah, *that's* the message I want to send... [insert eye roll here]
Thinking about this whole topic got me pondering about just how holiday advertising (and that for jewelry in particular) seems to be falling off the edge of a cliff towards a broad statements that all women are prostitutes who will only stay with you if you buy them exorbitant gifts for Xmas. There's actually a really interesting blog article out there on this topic which captures my feelings on this pretty well; so go read that, interpret those thoughts as my own, and you'll pretty much get my opinion. Bonus: it doesn't take me nearly as long to write!