Silly to ask for permission, really, as I’m just going to go for it.
Because we flew with our friends from LTP going to Mexico, Terry and I ended up on a different airline than the one we normally use. [It was “Untied” or “Untried” – some name like that!]
What makes me want to rant is that, imprisoned by our seatbelts, on the video monitors right in front of you, everyone was forced to watch an uninspired promo for the airline, the safety briefing [fair enough] and then a series of ads for things like Lincoln cars and mortgage companies. You could not turn off the monitors – you were forced to absorb the advertising. This is unconscionable.
Increasing, taxi cabs have similar screens that show a minute or two of “programing” and then you have to put up with several minutes of ads. Taxi drivers insist they cannot turn off the devices.
I am at the point where I can’t watch regular TV because the constant ads drive me bonkers. If I want to see something, I record it and then zap through the commercials.
Is it just me who finds the pervasiveness of advertising so offensive?