Shaken Not Stirred

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

What the F...?

Here's another What the Fuck moment....

One of the furniture commercials I saw lately had me throwing a hissy fit. And not just an ordinary hissy fit, but one of those high pitched screaming ones that made all the dogs of my neighborhood howl like there was a new moon. The commercial was simple picturing a company representative speaking to the audience with the utmost urgency. He said that their main base, or at least one of their original stores was in Florida and they needed to help those in need. They needed to help the people of Florida.

I was waiting for the a phone number to flash for donation relief or for them to say they were having a sale, 10 percent of the proceeds going to help hurrican victims. Instead, the guy said something about working harder to deliver furniture to their beloved customers, those who "needed it". They were now going to deliver faster and for longer hours.

What the "F"? If they were trying to do a "Geiko", it was badly pulled off. Not funny in the least. Victims of a hurricane need water, food and clothes. They don't need an eight piece dining room set you idiot! They don't even have food to put on that table moron!

I'm done screaming at a pitch that breaks sound barriers. Most of the dogs are now asleep.


  • it's really disgusting to see how people take advantages of disasters for their profit..

    why's our world so corrupt and disfunctional ???

    what the (i'll say if FOR you) FUCK ???!!!

    By Blogger totolehero, at 9:58 AM  

  • what the fuck indeed.

    and the people who take the most advantage of situations like this tend to be politicians... the most corrupt and dysfunctional of all.

    don't even get me started!

    By Blogger ziggystardust73, at 11:05 AM  

  • Furniture salesmen are a special breed, indeed...

    By Blogger Vince, at 11:10 AM  

  • But what if the only thing damaged in the hurricane was their dining room set? Don't you want their lives to "return to normal" ?

    By Blogger Luke, at 11:55 AM  

  • DId it go like this:

    "Death and destruction...Homeless families...We will work harder to deliver our expensive shit..But HEY..I just saved a BUNDLE on my insurance by switching to the GECKO!!"

    By Blogger twolf1920, at 11:55 AM  

  • Totolehero,
    I think the dysfunction stems from a desire for a huge bank account.

    Let's get it started!

    Are they in the same family or species as shower curtain ring salesmen?

    Yes, I do want them all to have the 8 piece dinning set, but I want them to have the 5 piece master bedroom suite first.

    I liked that version, cause at least in your version they admitted to being Gecko. In this version, they stuck to the original idea of being their furniture store.

    By Blogger angel, jr., at 12:21 PM  

  • So that's what I heard awhile ago!
    This is the kind of thing that makes me nearly stop watching television altogether. So low.

    By Blogger Cathy, at 12:48 PM  

  • i got an earache just reading this post..haha. :)

    By Blogger vani, at 3:50 PM  

  • Well you sometimes just have to get things off your chest, and just be grateful it wasn't one of those dining room sets.

    By Blogger mrshife, at 4:36 PM  

  • That is the most absurd thing I've heard in awhile. Sounds like some people have their priorities screwed up.

    By Blogger Lindsey, at 7:28 PM  

  • Actually - As a Houstonian living with all of our recent refugees I can say that this is a great idea.

    Many people have bought homes here - sight unseen. Their companies and businesses relocated to Houston in the flood. Now there is a gainfully employed workforce here with an empty house and since most of the water is out of NOLA the FEMA and insurance guys are writing checks - which means cash flow.

    Not all displaced refugees are impoverished and homeless. As a matter of fact, most of them aren't.

    Yes - business is good here in H-Town.

    By Blogger Greg - Cowboy in the Jungle, at 7:39 PM  

  • you should call the head office and report them for bad driving. tell them they were driving way too fast and it looked like the driver was about to fall asleep from such long hours.

    By Blogger cher, at 8:02 PM  

  • Greg, hurricane refugees may be setting themselves up just fine in Houston, and good luck to them, but I agree with angel. The moving company is seeking to profit off of a disaster. Honestly, how does a moving company working longer hours in Charleston, West Virginia help hurricane victims in Louisiana and Texas?

    The commercial is obviously a bit of quick and dirty—very dirty—PR for the moving company, trying to make consumers think they ‘care’.

    By Blogger blackcrag, at 8:15 PM  

  • I was actually going to post something about companies who say they care.

    As a matter of fact you inspired me to share my own experience- I think I'll make that post now.

    btw. I really like your blog and added you to my links.

    By Blogger coloradohurricane, at 12:04 AM  

  • Since my tv exploded, I can't bear to watch anything for an extended period of time:-) So I have no idea about the latest commericals..just stay away from it.

    By Anonymous Babette, at 1:36 AM  

  • That is seriously messed up. Maybe you could call them and complain?

    By Blogger Anhoni Patel, at 7:05 AM  

  • There's little worse than falling flat...when you're trying to do a funny commercial.

    I'm glad the dogs are OK.

    By Blogger Chick, at 7:58 AM  

  • Okay, on the one hand I'm offended, but on the other hand that's like the goddamn funniest commercial in the history of television. Would anyone buy from that company ever again? "They're homes are destroyed, lives ruined, family members killed . . . but they will have a fabulous armoire to lift their spirits."

    By Blogger Dirk the Feeble, at 9:29 AM  

  • that's outrageous! simply disgusting angel! what the fuck!!

    By Blogger Chloe, at 5:16 PM  

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