Step away from the telephone

This past weekend was the event that I have been working on (with many other people) for the past year. It went about as well as we could have hoped, and we got a lot of compliments. But getting it to go off as smoothly as it did was tiring for those of us working to make it so. I got up to my hotel room Friday night physically drained but wide awake mentally, so I switched on the TV and managed to land on the ABC Family channel. I cannot for the life of me remember what I was watching, but I remember seeing the same commercial several times. It was an ad for a worship CD- Country Worship or something like that- that had all my favorite worship songs performed by various country artists. I was tempted to “have [my] credit card ready and call now!” but I didn’t. Saturday morning ABC Family was showing “Big” so I watched that while I was waiting for my friends to meet me for breakfast, and saw the ad a few more times.
On Sunday, as I was packing up, once again ABC Family was on in my room, and the Lizzie Maguire Movie came on at 11:30. I figured if I hurried up to the car I could be home by my favorite part. But when I got home, it seemed that the hotel was using an east coast feed, as at my house, the Lizzie Maguire Movie wasn’t even starting for 2.5 hours. And somehow I wound up vegging in front of ABC Family all day (Nancy Drew, Lizzie Maguire Movie, Raise Your Voice, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants).
ABC Family shows a lot of commercials that start with “Billy Mays here for ___________” (Billy Mays is the Oxi-Clean guy). Mighty Putty, Vidalia Chop Wizard, Vidalia Slice Wizard, Furi Ozitech Diamond Fingers Knife Sharpener, and several compilation CDs from Time Life. And every time I was like, “that looks cool” or “oooh, that would totally be handy”. In some ways I am marketing person’s wet dream. Except in the way that I didn’t actually buy any of the products.
I still kinda want that one worship CD though…

One thought on “Step away from the telephone

  1. Deirdre

    You’d be Marketing’s wet dream if either a) you were far worse with your credit cards or b) you were in a job where they paid you too much.

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