We are here, vacationing in Scottsdale, Arizona. I certainly haven’t had much time to watch any television, but my husband is a TV addict, so that doesn’t mean while I’m working away on my computer that I don’t hear what’s going on in the background. The old cowboy shows he loves to watch in reruns bypass my ears as I click away on the keyboard, but I can’t help but notice what every single commercial ad I hear is selling – healthcare for ailments, disease, and death.
Okay, granted, he’s watching old reruns on special cable channels, and I can’t help but wonder if these commercial ads are tailored to these specialty channels with shows from 50 years ago, but holy smokes, it’s pretty morbid.
I’ve noticed quite a few of these ads on local channels as well, just not as plentiful. Still, I’m really amazed. I’m a person who believes in the the law of attraction: You get what you focus on and what surrounds you. I find hearing these ads running constantly every 5 minutes or so on commercial break, quite disturbing.
Here are just a sampling of ads I’ve heard:
- Cancer treatment ads for a multitude of forms of cancer.
- Catheter ads for cowboys, with descriptions of how easy to insert.
- Ads for many types of prescription drugs and clinics.
- Get new teeth, and smile again.
- Medical alert buttons in all wearable forms.
- Plan your funeral.
- Life/accidental death insurance plans.
- New improved colostomy bags.
- Stroke and heart attack disease screening appointments.
- Faulty birth control class action suits.
What ever happened to good old fashioned laundry detergent commercials?