Commercials are responsible for bringing us into a world where someone has a need, and that need is magically fulfilled. Typically, a talking mop or anthropomorphic animal plays Sherpa, leading them to consumer satisfaction. Sometimes. It's those other times we have to tell ourselves, "This is awful and I refuse."
Reddit user, u/golde62, wanted to know which ads set you off when they asked:
Let's Manipulate Those Heartstrings
They ran this sappy commercial with this little kid in glasses, toying with emotions by saying they helped him when he had congenital myopia, like it was some terrible disease.
It just means he was born nearsighted.
F-ck you, Lens Crafters.
When They Invade Your Music
Those f-cking "Tide and stains just don't go together" commercials on Pandora.
If I have to listen to
one more time, I swear to God, I'm gonna lose it. I've switched to the powder detergent because of it.
...And Now The Jingle Is Stuck In Your Head
*Not* donating my old sedan to 1-877-KARS-4-KIDS was an act of sweet, sweet vengeance.
Apply Directly To The HeadGiphy
Head On, apply directly to the forehead HEAD ON, APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD
Makes me want to take a train head on
Never have I hated something so much that I know so little about
Anything that mentions "Winning a J.D. Power Award"
As far as I can tell the award is purely based on opinion and is f-cking useless involving anything else.
Mainly car companies talk about this award
I don't care if a bunch of people like the product is it actually good?
The second I hear that award mentioned I stay the f-ck away because that award is not worth bragging about
We Promise They're Not Actors. Pinky Swear.
Those Chevy "Real People" commercials are really annoying.
This just feels like a reliable car.
Person sitting in a brand-new, fresh off the factory floor car which they haven't even attempted to start yet!
For Someone So Friendly, He Sure Is Hateable
The General (insurance).
"For the best low rates you can get online, go to the general and save some time." F-ck that company.
Looking At You, Most Coffee Commercials...Giphy
Anything that uses an alarm clock noise.
Like, who thinks it's a good idea to shove the unanimous sound of dread every human being knows into some commercial about soap? I just associate that feeling with those products now.
Skittles Just Takes It Too Far
That Skittles pox commercial that's been around forever.
Just f-cking stop it Skittles, I don't want to taste the rainbow that's growing on someone's skin.
We are told that, if you're not confident, you should just "fake it til you make it."
This is great--in theory. In practice, sometimes "faking it" can have extremely real and terrible consequences, which these people found out the hardest of hard ways.