It is primaries season in Texas. Early voting started last week. That means politicians vying for our votes have littered our roadsides with signs, posters, and billboards in shades of red, white, and blue (all three for the most patriotic). I hate these signs. I think they are ugly and their only purpose is to clog landfills after the election.
But more than the signs, I hate the television and radio advertisements. With the advent of the DVR, I can mostly avoid the ads on TV, and when I can’t, I mute the channel. I NEVER, EVER listen to them. I find the radio ads the most annoying. There I’ll be cruising along, jamming to my favorite tunes, riding a high, when BAM! Out of nowhere comes blah, blah, blah, rhetoric, buzzword, blah, blah, barf. The barfing was from me in case you were wondering.
Ninety-nine percent of the time I change the station, and here’s some news for you radio station people, you don’t get me back until the next station pollutes my car with the sound of some politician droning on about how he or she is so much better than someone else. *barf* Does anyone ever actually listen to these ads, or worse yet, make a decision based on them?
And please, please, don’t think I’m a toe the party-liner when it comes to these types of ads. I hate them ALL. As a matter of fact here’s a list of 10 things I would rather listen to than a political advertisement by ANY candidate.
1. An ad for used cars.
2. That noise your straw makes when you move it up and down in a plastic lid.
3. Kidz Bop.
4. My alarm that wakes me up every morning at 5:15.
5. My kids whining.
6. The dryer buzzing every two minutes until I stop what I’m doing and take the clothes out already.
7. Nails on a chalkboard.
8. That noise Styrofoam makes when you rub your teeth against it.
9. William Hung singing top 40.
What would you rather listen to than political ads?