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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:12 pm 
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A friend of mine alerted me to a Telus radio ad that mentions allergies in a "humourous" (ironic quotes) way, and I just caught the tail end of it yesterday. It goes something like this (apologies for lack of detail - I haven't yet heard the whole thing):

A guy is wondering out loud about what to get his friend for a gift; something like "I wonder if he's allergic to nuts", then says "oh well" (or whatever) and gets the nuts. Then the female voiceover says something like "He's probably allergic to bad gifts" and goes on to point out the merits of the product.

I guess I will have to forego my beloved CBC for a few days to catch the entire ad, so that I can hear the whole stupid thing... and then complain.

Anyone else heard this ad in its entirety?

K.

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- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:00 pm 
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I tend to *tune out* during commercials. However, I do remember this one coming on. At first, my husband actually thought it was an ad about allergies. (They hadn't used that word - just something about it made him think allergy.) When he realized what it was he got quite angry about it. That's not normal for him. Granted he is quite *allergied out* right now. The holidays are hard enough to deal with when there are allergies in the family. Then, our favourite tv series did a show on allergies - and a movie we rented had a scene about it - and two of our son's cartoons. TV is hubby escape, and he's really starting to resent the real world invading it.

I did a search for telus commercials - all I found was one of penguins walking around.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 7:01 pm 
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Now that I think of it, it could be a tv ad, since I often listen to Global tv on the radio (it's on 87.7 FM where we live).

K.

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- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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