Question by johnston1: Is advertising becoming too aggressive in this modern age?
Im talking over bearing car/home/animal/house/grandma insurance adverts, christmas ads in september, stores overly advertising there stock, people stopping you in the street, constant price beaters telling you there the cheapest, telesales, junk mail through your door AND on you email inbox, posters everywhere selling you the latest face creams, has advertising become too much in your face too deal with.
Answer by veg_hel
Yes – it’s horrible. But the younger generation are driving it because they want success and wealth quickly and easily. And advertising plays on emotions. Some people have no control when it comes to their emotions, even if they are penniless. It was starting to drive me wild until I decided to take a stand! To avoid it I only watch cable TV and turn down the volume on commercial TV when adds are on. If I am driving along the road I deliberately turn away when I see a billboard or shopfront advertising. I listen to non commercial radio or CD’s, I focus on the news only on the internet and my email allows me to junk any unsolicited emails before they get to my in box (I think if I want something I will go looking for it – it won’t come to me). I skip adds in mags and newspapers. I open my mailbox, collect the junkmail and walk it straight to my recycle bin. I get calls from telesales everyday (I work from home) and I know it’s them because of the phone delay. I always hang up immediatley before they have spoken. If it’s a friend I know they will call back. In the past I have acted like I was insane on the phone or left the phone off the hook saying I was going to get such and such a person, and never went back and left it off the hook for a few minutes before hanging up. I have also yelled for them to stop ******** calling me and since then it seems to have stopped. I also put my phone on screening answering machine. Sometimes people do door to door. I can see them from my window. I never answer the door. Sometimes they even wave to me through the window. I just ignore them and they go away. I have been doing this fo a while now and it is all natural to me now. If you just remember – if I want something I will go looking for it, then you will be fine.
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