Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What's Up With Commercial Parents

So, I noticed this ad on the TV and was struck by it in much the same way as the blogger SKM over at Shakespeare's Sister:

And then in the car this morning I heard an ad on WXRT for something I wasn't paying attention to that included this exchange:

Daughter [in cute little kid voice]: Can I have a hot dog, daddy?
Daddy: A hot dog is seven dollars!
Daughter [yelling]:I WANT A HOT DOG
Sound Effect: Ka ching

What do you guys think, does being wildly spoiled lead to a career in advertising? Because I know a lot of parents whose reactions to both teenage boy and little girl would be considerably different (i.e., stopping just short of physical violence) than those of the parents in the ads.