Commercials/Advertising : i love walgreens but their latest commercial is completely asinine!

i love walgreens but their latest commercial is completely asinine!

as I said before, I love walgreens and out of all the major pharmacies out there Walgreens is my most favorite [duane reade is my least favorite] but this latest comercial is asinine!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrFkpGSaCgI

why the hell are they showing retiring from teaching and SCHOOL BEING OUT FOREVER/FOR SUMMER now???


asinine!

[yeah, teachers CAN retire mid year but not usually. and they are sure as not running out of the school if they do! -- usually they leave by ambulance if they leave during the year.]
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Re: i love walgreens but their latest commercial is completely asinine!

I hadn't seen this one until you posted it, but I agree. What percentage of teachers retire two months into the school year? This one would be much more effective if it had been run in June.

Note to advertisers: please be aware of the seasons when you run your commercials. We don't need to be seeing "Christmas"* commercials anytime before December 1st. Especially these "'Christmas'* in July" ads.

*You will notice I put quotation marks around the word Christmas. That's because what they portray in these ads isn't the holiday, just their interpretation of what they think it should be. Which equals materialism and instant gratification. Commercialism is not what the holiday season is about.

Re: i love walgreens but their latest commercial is completely asinine!

Lighten up. They are just saying that teachers enjoy retiring as much or more than kids enjoy being out for the summer. Although several retired teachers I know went back to part-time or subbing. They flunked retirement.

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Re: i love walgreens but their latest commercial is completely asinine!

it is the beginning of winter for crying out loud! that is why I dislike this commercial. the commercial itself is fine, but not when hallmark channel is showing christmas shi7!


being a teacher myself I can tell you, you don't retire in the middle of the year without something horrendous happening to you.

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Re: i love walgreens but their latest commercial is completely asinine!

Maybe she just had her 65th birthday (does that count as horrendous?).



More likely some exec had the idea at the beginning of summer then didn't like the first 20 ways it was written, then didn't like the first few finished prints he got. By the time it was filmed and approved, it was Halloween, but the exec with the idea insisted it run anyway.

Re: i love walgreens but their latest commercial is completely asinine!

I had seen it earlier in the year. Though it's showing now, if you look at the action in the background, it IS the end of the school year. The kids seem to be leaving just like the teacher. What I'm trying to figure out is who is the other woman in the car? Is she the teacher's sister or..."companion"?



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Re: i love walgreens but their latest commercial is completely asinine!

retiring in the middle of the year happens when you have a heart attack, need a hip replacement, things like that.


in general, they don't like it when teachers retire mid year because it screws up the kids.



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Re: i love walgreens but their latest commercial is completely asinine!

Again, look closer at the ad: it's not the middle of the year. The kids are just as enthusiastic about leaving school as the teacher. That wouldn't be that way for just the end of the day.



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Re: i love walgreens but their latest commercial is completely asinine!

but it's being shown now!

it's if that back to school commercial 'it's the most wonderful time of the year' staples did a few years ago was shown now.

same thing if they show the christmas commercials in july. it doesn't make sense.




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Re: i love walgreens but their latest commercial is completely asinine!

You missed one, though it's probably a bit outdated. I had an elementary school teacher 'retire' when she got married. Of course, that was in the 70's when housewives were a much higher percentage of the female population.

Re: i love walgreens but their latest commercial is completely asinine!

how can I miss one when that never happened to me? I never had a teacher retire when she got married -- she probably didn't retire even back then unless she got married in her 60's.

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Re: i love walgreens but their latest commercial is completely asinine!

Back in the 50s, some teachers quit (retired) when the married.


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Re: i love walgreens but their latest commercial is completely asinine!

still, never happened to me.

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Re: i love walgreens but their latest commercial is completely asinine!

When I was in 9th grade, my English teacher was forced to retire when she tried to break up a fistfight during class & ended up w/ a broken jaw.

Re: i love walgreens but their latest commercial is completely asinine!

what part of:


you don't retire in the middle of the year without something horrendous happening to you.


are you all not understanding?

that is within the horrendous factor!

and there is forced to retire due to health reasons, and there is forced to retire due to the bureaucracy that education has become now.




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Re: i love walgreens but their latest commercial is completely asinine!

Have you seen the one with the two old women who end up going to the nude beach? Are those the same two women from the previous ad?



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Re: i love walgreens but their latest commercial is completely asinine!

They showed it today... I think they were.

Re: i love walgreens but their latest commercial is completely asinine!

I think they were also in one where they bought something they used to put purple streaks in their hair and went to a party or reunion like that.

Re: i love walgreens but their latest commercial is completely asinine!

no. not all ads are shown in my area.

only the ones that advertise something that my area does not showcase -- like Sonic, Dairy Queen and Walmart.

NYC can eat a bag of dicks. Or TIME WARNER CABLE/SPECTRUM can.

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Re: i love walgreens but their latest commercial is completely asinine!

Well, NY does love its Weiner...

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