I’m typically not a big fan of commercials. It is always frustrating to me when the show you’re watching is just getting really good and you have to break for 3 minutes. Then there are shows like Oprah that are nice enough to give you all your commercial free time up front only to slap you with a commercial every 30 seconds towards the end of the show. And as far as bathroom breaks go, well thats what TiVo’s pause button is for.
But as you’ll notice above, I said i’m not typically a fan. I do have exceptions. I will always stop to watch a Publix commercial. Those of you who don’t live in the southeast have no idea what you’re missing with this grocery chain. Sure I get my food there but it’s the commercials that are the best. I’ve been known to, on occassion, get teary eyed just by watching them. The latest for valentines day is about a little boy who asks his mother to help him make a cake from scratch that is shaped like a heart. He acts like it’s for a girl at school but it turns out the cake is for his mother. It’s the sweetest thing ever. Then there’s the one about the old couple who makes all this wonderful, tasty looking food for the young couple that just moved in across the street. It makes you want to go out and buy whatever they’re selling. Yeah. Bring on the Publix commercials, leave all the other ones for the shows I don’t watch.