Mar 10, 2009

You Did Not Just Go There!

It is reasonable to assume that I am not part of the demographic the F150 commercials are trying to attract. I have on occasion referred to the purveyors of those poorly built (Jeremy Clarkson's opinion, not mine!) gas-guzzlers as bottom-feeding scum that lay waste to the future of our planet out of nothing but pure greed. I have not had much better to say about their loyal customers, and worse still for any lobbyist who thwarts those who try to shield mother nature from their environmental matricide.

However, full strength vitriol is energy consuming and I am not, by nature, an activist. Over time, I have scaled back my ire for these environmental hazards to feelings of smug superiority any time I see one on the road. I even felt a slight sense of karma when I saw one spin out on an icy day, and then felt guilty for the rest of the day.

Until I saw the new F150 commercial, that is. Wrath back! Bigger and angrier than ever before. See if you can guess what crossed the line for me!


MollyKnits said...

I thought it was funny, but then I use my Silveradro (2500, which is bigger than the F150) to haul yarn all the time. By the way, there are good reasons for owning a truck that have little to nothing to do with destroying the planet.

Carly said...

Haha. Apparently these truck makers don't realize how much yarn you have! Just kidding :P

And I'm sure there are some people out there that need a truck that big. For real work, not compensation. But not many.

Dr. aWoW said...

I do appreciate that trucks are necessary for certain tradespeople like builder etc. But my fiancé once made the argument that college kids who relocate biannually should have trucks as the gas cost difference is less than renting a uhaul. That is ridiculous! It would be like me keeping a boat hitched to my car for all the times I go sailing!!! I won't ever like trucks, and I think the damage they do to the environment must be factored into the decision to buy one.

Mollyknits - Yay for hauling yarn. Haul with pride!! What I resented was the pejorative tone used about yarn as a cargo in that commercial!

Carly - you're right. That commercial would have been reworded if the ad-men had been exposed to my yarn stash!!

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