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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Open Dream Journal #16: Now With Resolutions!

I had a dream last night that incorporated a tv commercial (not a real commercial - one that was on tv in the dream) the premise of which was related to New Year's Resolutions.

In the dream I was back East and it was still the week after Christmas or so. I guess I was over at my sister's, and people were around and the tv was on.

On television, the ad's narrator jovially intones: "Ever wonder what it would be like if we could all see each other's New Years resolutions?" Cut to a moderately chunky guy walking down the street toward the camera, wearing a black t-shirt that says "LOSE THE WEIGHT" in white letters. There's another guy walking toward him with his back to us. He reads the t-shirt and says "good luck!" in a tone that scoffs "yeah, right!" The LOSE THE WEIGHT guy looks at him in passing, a little hurt by it, and says "Yeah - good luck to YOU TOO!" Then the angle switches so we see the other guy (still walking) from the front, as he stops, looking down at his t-shirt which says "BE NICER TO PEOPLE." He kind of closes his eyes and smacks himself in the forehead. "Sorry!"

I have no idea what the ad was for but they did a good job on it. Good performances. Some kind of financial services company, maybe?

1 comment:

dogimo said...

I've since decided that yeah, definitely, it's gotta be some kind of financial services company. It would segue to people whose shirts said stuff pertaining to financial goals and resolutions, and the company touting its ability to see those goals clearly and know what to do to assist.

Then, the final shot would cut to the company guy behind the desk, who has been helping the last few people with their resolutions. And now we see that his shirt says: "HELP YOU KEEP YOUR GOALS IN SIGHT."

Or to that effect.