DayBreaks for 12/11/19: Bad Advertising
There is something about advertising that I both love and hate. I hate getting all the ads in the mail and through email. At the same time, I love it when advertising and wording goes wrong. To wit:
The town hall is closed until opening. It will remain closed after being opened. Open tomorrow.
Smarts is the most exclusive disco in town. Everyone welcome.
In a safari park: Elephants please stay in your car.
Outside a photographer’s studio: Have the kids shot for Dad from $24.95.
At railroad station: Beware! To touch these wires is instant death. Anyone found doing so will be prosecuted.
In department store: Bargain basement upstairs.
In office building: Toilet out of order. Please use floor below.
In Cape Cod: Caution – Water on Road during rain.
In PA: Auction used Sunday – New and Used Food
Next to a red traffic light: This light never turns green.
At a McDonald’s: Parking for drive-thru service only.
In MA: Entrance Only – Do Not Enter
We are in the most heavily advertised part of the year in the most advertisement-ridden culture on the planet. Businesses are desperate for more money and they’ve upped their advertising in order to try to convince us that they have what we not only want, but what we NEED.
Let’s not forget what’s needful, not just during this season, but always: And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: but one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. – Luke 10:41-42 (KJV) What was it Mary had chosen that was “that good part”? To rest in Jesus’ presence.
Go thou and do likewise…
PRAYER: Set our hearts on the one needful thing, Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Copyright by 2019 by Galen C. Dalrymple. ><}}}”>