Saturday, February 16, 2008

Things I Can't Stand #1: Visa Commercials

Not all of them. The Yao Ming one was funny.
But the ones like these two:

OK. Contrary to what Visa would like you to believe, the world of commerce will not come to a screeching halt if you have the audacity to use paper money.
In fact, many times it is the opposite. Yes, we all do it, but it's kind of aggravating to wait for the guy at Food Lion to punch in his pin number and be asked three times if he wants cash back because he couldn't dig up the money for a bottle of Cheerwine.
As for the second one, with the check: When was the last time you saw someone write a check in any store, other than an old person in a grocery store? And if old people want to write checks, let them. Because their alternative is to use a newfangled thingamajig with too many buttons.
So yes, debit cards are good, but no one's going to spill their lunch on you if you don't use them.

1 comment:

Alex said...

I think Visa could use a different advertising agency...Although their print ads are a tad different...