|Today's Pet Peeve: Unctuous Voice Man.
||[Feb. 6th, 2008|01:36 pm]
You know him. He's usually doing BMW or other expensive car radio ads. Now he's doing plantation shutters for Next Day Blinds. He's like the knock-off version of the old guy who used to play the law professor on that show...damn, surely one of you geeks will remember him.|
Anyway, he says things like: Reeeeaaaaally. (long pause before the next word) Then yada yada "plaanntaaaation shut ters" . It's like he rolls each word around in his mouth for a bit and gets it all coated with saliva, sucks on it a bit before he delivers it on a silver salver.
Listening to him is like putting used chewing gum in your brain. Blecch.
On a different note, I heard said commercial on the way back from Whole Foods where I heard two customers utter "ATM machine" and "Pin Number" on separate occasions. Proof that paying more for your food doesn't mean you're any smarter.
(Hey, I was just there for Parmesan Cheese. And a Brazilian Shrimp Burrito...which made me giggle because I always think of personal grooming anymore when I hear the word "Brazilian", which means I may be smart, but still childish AND paying too much for my food. But the joke was on me because I had no idea that those sea monkeys qualified as "Shrimp" in Brazil...)