I'm loving what is on the tv at the moment and there seems to be more coming up for the spring/summer but what I tend to enjoy sometimes as much as the programme itself is the adverts.
I love the BBC, and don't get me wrong there are programmes that do not need any interruption but then there are those where you just need a break and to go for that necessary toilet break.
I know! with modern technology now I can pause my live tv but then that makes me feel uncomfortable not being at the same place everyone else is. In the old days live meant live didn't it.? The whole world is now watching their tv at all different times and different stages especially with catch up tv..
Call me old fashioned I like the realisation of an advert coming on and it giving me the prompt to go and get a snack or do something, time it to perfection and be back on the sofa for the next part. You can't pause the movies at the cinema, just imagine if we could? You would never see the film, or it would take about five hours to watch by the time everyone had refilled their popcorn and serviced their bladders.
There are some great adverts and some companies go to great lengths to show their imagination and creativity. Some are very annoying such as the SCS furniture advert at present, if I see that woman 'high five' me one more time I think I may not feel the need to return a high five but something else.. Tesco Mobile however have just put out a really good new advert, one that makes you go 'ohhhh nooooo' full of little mishaps. I can't believe that person knocks that massive lego tower down!! There have been serial adverts that become almost bigger than the main programme itself such as the ads for Bisto Gravy and the Renault Clio saga, involving Nicole and Papa.
I saw an advert the other day and had to do a double take. The kind of moment where you have to recall the date to see whether it is actually April 1st. Yes world welcome to the pre poo spray. VIPoo and Poo Pourri. Great names for both but it's the VIPoo that seems to be causing a sensation. It will allow people to go out and poo with confidence knowing they don't have to worry about the dreaded smell. I did have to get head around it before I even thought about my bum. when do you spray it, before or after and what actually happens to stop the smell? Does it harm the toilet?, Will it flush away after? Oh gosh all these questions.
They do have a lovely explanation which does include nice pictures on the VIPoo website at www.vi-poo.com and it is available in different fragrances such as Lavender Superstar, Lemon Idol, Rosy Starlet and Fruity Pin Up. I always wanted to be a Fruity pin up but never thought it would involve something to mask the smell of my poo. So you spray, trap and breathe easy - thats all you need to remember - go forth and poo freely!! Do bear in mind though that this all comes at a cost, in the range of £7-£10 for a 55ml bottle. So maybe keep poo'ing in public toilets to a minimum to save your spray. I don't know why they seem to have manufactured this product and aimed the advertisement towards women with the handy handbag size bottle and the fancy scents. Everyone knows us ladies don't even fart let alone poo.
There you go, always a chance to bring in that all too good 'toilet humour' and lower the tone. I see it more as essential consumer advice. Your welcome! Look out for the adverts though, it is one of those 'what'?? moments in life, before you actually think 'ohhhhh might try it' A bit like 50 Shades.
Anyway thank you so much for reading, let me know your favourite adverts or your most annoying ones.....catch you tomorrow.
Pass the Remote
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