When I’m watching TV, I, like most people out there, don’t really pay much attention to the commercials. They’re just kind of in the background while I head to the bathroom or kitchen. Unless a commercial is really bad or really good, I just never seem to notice it. Lately, there has been a commercial on TV that I can’t help but notice because it is so hokey. Sorry, Tim Hortons. You might have great coffee, but your latest commercial is about as lame as lame can be.
Have you seen this one? It’s where a young couple is packing up some items in a garage because the lady’s parents are moving out of the house they have obviously been living in for a long time. The lady’s husband runs across a box full of empty Tim Hortons coffee cups that the man who owns the house has been saving. On each cup, the man has written the date and special event that happened while he was drinking that particular cup of java. One cup has a date and a note that says “Jess’ first hockey game” written on it.
When the mom and dad pull into the driveway, they are met by the young couple holding the box of empty cups. The dad, with coffee in hand gets a little emotional before reaching into his shirt pocket for a pen. In the background you see a “for sale” sign on the front lawn. Uh oh. This guy’s about to write another piece of history on an empty coffee cup that’ll go straight into the box that his daughter’s holding. Pretty sappy stuff.
The thing I’d like to know is, why in the world would the guy throw all of those empty coffee cups into a box that takes up space instead of stacking them all on top of each other? It doesn’t make any sense to me.
The funny things is, instead of changing the channel when it comes on, I’ll watch it because I can’t really believe how this made it on to TV.
People may line up at Tim Hortons to get a cup of coffee, but I don’t think they’ll be lining up to watch another one of those hokey commercials!