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Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by PrettySquareGal, Jul 1, 2012.
Wretched. Just wretched
Well, that was depressing. All I can say is that I hope no real bathrooms were hurt during the filming of that commercial. :-(
I know I'm late to the "rock" party, but the last few pages made me :rofl: Especially that anyone would defend the fact that people would pay 3 grand for some rocks :rofl: Thank you for making my night
Puts a whole new twist to a $3000 stone, doesn't it?
Also very late to the rock party and not wishing to participate in the fray but here - I kept being equally rerouted but I knew what all of the hoo-ha was about as soon as I saw this:
I propose another profit-gathering idea: how about attaching knobs to doggie diamonds? To avoid rocks and handles, you see? Wouldn't want to get had for trademark infringement, I've got enough troubles already.
Well, I saw one last night (and BTW, there's a new one tearing up a living room or dining room - musta been successful!) that's worse, IMO. There is an African American family and it's the "kid's" birthday (kid meaning a 20-something that lives at home) where he's opening a birthday card from his grandmother. He looks it over, bemused not to find money in it! He gives her a look of "WTF?" and she points to his smart phone where a $100 gift was sent. The kid smiles and thanks his grandma. God, I wanted to just punch the screen when I saw that.
ha. Yes, that's horrible.
I'm not sure if it is worse that this smacks of entitlement of young kids and teaches them to be entitled little brats OR if it is worse because it makes a whole bunch of kids feel bad because Grandmom can't afford $10, yet alone $100.
As a side note- I often celebrate my birthday at my parents. I haven't lived there in 14 years. It's just not uncommon in my family to visit your parents for a birthday (my birthday is also close to mother's day, so we often have a "day" together and celebrate both).
All I can say is don't get too hung up on the issue of individual entitlements. It may be all the buzz these days, and it may appeal to our fear of the future if we're past a Certain Age. But it's just another media-made distraction from some very real and difficult problems with our shared economic future.
Our kids do that too - I just figured the "kid" in this commercial must still live at home if he's giving' gramma the evil eye over the lack of money in his card. I'd just love to see her smack that kid across the head. Great SNL skit!
No, it really is a problem. Lots of people who believe they are entitled to things (and I would point to the Boomer generation as being the start of the wave of entitlement so it is nothing new) they often overlook people who cannot afford basic necessities, have no willingness to give to charity, and have no desire to participate in a shared future of any kind. People who are entitled think only about "me" and never consider "us." It's not a media distraction, it's real, and the lack of unity we have as a country has a lot to do with people caring a lot more about if they get the latest newest shiny toy than our collective future.
Note that I am not talking about governmental entitlements here.
You approach it from a saner perspective than the media often do. It ought to be a debate about the common good, but is too often twisted to deflect resentment onto individuals or bolster stereotypes.
Boy, that is really lame. Who comes up with that crap?
*in ref. to Butte's commerical.
Thank you. I have no problem if people want new and shiny toys. I have no problem with parents even spoiling their kids, spoil away. I just have a problem with people being detached from reality so bad that they think they are entitled to things no matter their circumstances or the circumstances around them.
Spindoctors, fearmongers, opinionmakers. Trend-peddlers and image-marketers, flacks and hawkers, paid by people in the public eye to help keep them lodged in there like irritating cinders, because the more the eye waters, the more the greenbacks grow.
Absolutely. I find it hard to believe more people aren't on board with this, and keep buying in to the marketed "reality". But then again, I find alot of things hard to believe.