• "We're all in this together" seems to be the corona catch phrase adopted by everyone advertising on TV

    Asked by BugsBunny on Saturday, May 9, 2020

    "We're all in this together" seems to be the corona catch phrase adopted by everyone advertising on TV

    I've heard that so much I'm sick of hearing it. They all keep saying it but I haven't seen any of them knocking on our door to deliver groceries or offering free legal advice, or dropping off a new car. I get the feeling that too many people are trying to play on the feelings of fear and anxiety of the public. Have you noticed all of the advertising around this?

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    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      I feel the same way. It's hard enough being cooped up in the house for months and then seeing all the commercials. I just want this all to be over so I can see my granddaughters again. That's the hardest thing for me is not to be able to see them, hold them and play with them. I was babysitting them 2 or 3 days a week and now I haven't seen them since the beginning of March.

      about 1 month ago
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      Yes, it's amazing how quickly advertisers have jumped on the band wagon and put out new ads targeting the stay at home market and offering deals with no money down, pay later. Frankly, I think this is preying on people who are already struggling financially and are just pushing themselves deeper and deeper into debt. But, then, that's advertiser's job isn't it. Can't help but think how helpful all those advertising dollars could be if put to charitable use but that's not how capitalism works.

      about 1 month ago
    • legaljen1969's Avatar
      legaljen1969

      @Bengal, you are so right. If these companies put their advertising dollars to some constructive use, it would be so much better. Truthfully, to me it is just rubbing salt in the wounds of those who can hardly afford to feed their families when they have to look at a multimillion dollar ad campaign for a decked out pick up truck that they wouldn't be able to afford even with "no money down" even if they had a job.
      There are many places I patronize or don't patronize based on their community outreach, charitable donations or hot button topics. How many people might they "advertise" to if they showed what they were doing to help Habitat for Humanity build homes to get people off the streets? Or a donation to St. Jude? Or a donation to help cure other cancers or juvenile diabetes? What if they donated a car to a family? THAT is the kind of "advertisement" that would persuade me to buy their product.
      The old saying "People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care" OR "People will forget what you said to them, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

      I am tired of the catch phrase "We're all in this together." Nope. They are in a whole different boat sailing on a whole different body of water than most of us. They are on yachts sailing on a big lake, while most of the world is in an oar powered dinghy in the middle of a tumultuous ocean.

      about 1 month ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      That catch phrase gets thin after awhile. These ads are national, and they aren't indicative of the people in my state. The local news casters in my state are pretty good in showing what the locals do.

      I'm sure this happened in your city too, but restaurants were caught fully stocked, and instead of throwing everything out, they cooked everything up and fed first responders for free. Some business owners got together and there are 2 restaurants-one on each side of the city that are still doing this. Somebody came up with a way to sterilize those surgery masks, and they are doing that for free.

      me I watch crime shows, and after seeing those, I feel pretty content .

      about 1 month ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      I should have added that I feel content about myself and family because nobody is trying to kill me, nobody is claiming that I'm disrespecting them or trying to harm them. Nobody is abusing me, not even verbally. The hounds are treated very well by everyone.

      Unfortunately, even in good times, millions of Americans can't say any of the above.

      I will add one more thing, NM set itself up for possible domestic, child, and animal abuse, but that hasn't happened. So the people that make their money because of this abuse said that it was bad that abuse seems to have gone down. I'm thinking that parents aren't harried by trying to get the little children to child care, and then picking the children up after work. Perhaps the children feel more secure with the parent home, and the child gets more attention.

      I don't know, but I hope that my opinion might be true. I hope that people are treating each other well, in spite of the very real economic fears. I have been homeless 3 times-the first time I was 10 years old, and the last time was in 1997, when I was 55. At least the last time there was a shelter that provided me a bed and food. This experience also fills me with fear for the homeless. I left the shelter with strep, bronchitis, sinus, and athletes feet. I can't imagine what it would have been like in a time like this.

      about 1 month ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      I cannot hear the phrase without recalling Steve Smith as Red Green, using that line in his show. And, I take it about as seriously.

      about 1 month ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      We're not in this together
      Here's your truth
      Talking to People at Gas Station While Going to the Beach
      https://youtu.be/eiz1Ltyk6ac

      about 1 month ago
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      1. Red Green! Now that's a flash from the past. I loved that show. The epitome of mindless stupidity. Great when you just need to laugh.

      And, B. I choose not to get my factual information from YouTube.

      about 1 month ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      We're not in this together .Some of us have Jesus....

      about 1 month ago

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