Sunday, October 05, 2008

Yet Another Reason I am not in Advertising

So this weekend, my wife bought a Prius.

I will have to admit, it is a pretty neat car. When you turn it on, the engine doesn't start - you just run on electricity until you reach a certain speed. Which means it is a very difficult car to lock yourself in a garage with, hoping to die of asphyxiation.

Morbid thoughts like this happen to me all the time. But usually the follow-up thought is pretty interesting. For example, my follow-up thought to this was, "Hey! That would make a great commercial!"

Just imagine...

A sad sack of a guy shuffles through his house, his limp hand drops a note. The camera zooms in on the note, revealing, in beautiful cursive penmanship, that his One True Love has found someone else.

The guy shuffles into his garage, closes his eyes, and starts his car.

Time passes.

Nothing happens.

Time passes some more.

Nothing happens.

Out of frustration, the man rests his head on the steering wheel. Immediately, the car radio springs to life, belting out, "It's a Sunshine Day" by the Brady Bunch.

The garage door rises, filling the air with light.

An announces coos, "Things are looking up. The new Prius."

Aaaand now you see why I didn't pursue a career in advertising.


NoRegrets said...

You know what? That would shock people into paying attention, and you'd make millions.

Be careful of blind people. They can't hear you at slow speeds.

M. Robert Turnage said...

NoR, blind people don't have to worry, because I roll down the window and make motor noises when I drive. I picked up the habit when I was four years old and never stopped.

"Rrrreeeeeaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh... EEERRRRTTTT!!"

Susan said...

I personally would love this commercial.

Courtney said...

Pretty car!

And I love the commercial idea. It should show during the Super Bowl.

St Martin (The Bald) said...

Better late than never to your little party - I really enjoy your blog and if I may add something to your advertisement - you could make it more timely by maybe doing a little voice-over about losing all your money in the stock market or maybe even market it to conservatives by adding a bit about Obama winning the election blah blah blah and since we won't be drilling, baby drilling and where we will get the gas we need now...?