For me, it's a "Liquid Plum'r Deep Impact" commercial that just sets my teeth on edge. In it, the (mousey looking) "housewifey" woman (who is obviously married to an impotent tyrant and has about 8 kids) is in the grocery store, holding a bottle of the product, while fantasizing about the two guys who come to "snake the drain" and "flush the pipe, Baby"... to a Barry White-ish voice narration. The two guys turn out to be hunks in the meat and produce sections that she's obviously fantasizing about.
Now, I have NO problem with some woman fantasizing about some hunks... and given the success of the romance novel industry I would be a fool to think bored housewives are among these. But seriously... it's DRAIN OPENER. And yes, I do get the innuendo... and that's my issue: (1) I can't imagine that a women wrote that commercial (I could be wrong, though - not all are loyal to the sisterhood)... but also (2) is someone really gonna choose Liquid Plum'r over, say, Drano... because some lady was casted on TV as fantasizing about having her "pipes cleaned" by her local hunky grocers???
I mean, I can see it now, a RL woman standing there, thinking, "Hmmmm... this one has worked every time I've used it before AND it's two dollars cheaper... but THAT one will get me all hot and bothered! Oh, yeah, it's THAT one for me!"
If I need drain cleaner I'm gonna buy it cause it works. Well, okay, and maybe because it's cheaper than the other - but it has to work; otherwise, it's the extra $2. AND, wait, don't more overbearing (i.e., controlling) husbands buy/use drain cleaner than their mousey housewives?? J/K - I mean don't more menfolk use more than womenfolk - (not to disregard my very capable sisters... who can not only bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, but snake the dang drain when the bacon fat creates a clog... without wanting to throw their panties at some imaginary grocery store guy!)
Call me overreactive, and I do realize sex "sells"... and so much of what is sold today is sold on that basis... but are the ads for, like, the "frustrated" guy who hasn't had a "date" since the third of never and so has to clean his own dang toilet/flush his own drain?
So, okay, they now have commercials (and movies and TV shows - praise JAH!) geared toward guys with kids. And guys who cook. And guys who carpool. And guys who do laundry. When, pray tell, are they gonna come up with one where guys unplug drains/clean toilets??
Okay, nevermind. Ignore this thread. Really. I just hate that commerical, is all... and its representation of the "poor little" housewife in it (who actually cleaned up pretty good in her fantasy)... and wanted to "share" that.
SA, on her own...