Now that Christmas is over, I can confess that two Christmas time commercials creeped the husband and me out this year.
Offender Number One debuted in 2008, and Folgers keeps hauling it out:
After watching this, ask yourself these questions?
1) Why did the son go to Africa?
2) Why did he wait until Christmas to come home?
3) Why didn't he have his parents pick him up at the airport?
4) Knowing how real life brothers and sisters get along, what seems off about the relationship between these two with their sly smiles and furtive glances?
5) Is this interplay a bit more intimate then you would have with your siblings?
6) Are you beginning to feel as if you are watching something that isn't right?
7) Isn't this the same vibe that you got from Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman in "While You Were Sleeping"?
8) If the sister is so happy that her brother is home, why didn't she call to her parents?
9) If your brother gave you a gift after a long absence, would you say "You're my gift." or would you say "What's in here?"
BONUS - Would you say "Is this all?"
10) What does she mean "You're my gift?"
11) If you were on the verge of an incestuous relationship with your budding sister, how far would you go to get away from her to keep something terrible from happening?
12) Would you too choose Africa?
13) What kind of present is she going to give him later?
14) And why is it wrong, very wrong?
Your answers should be in full sentences, and Norma, no pink ink.
The second commercial will appear tomorrow.