This Allstate television commercial annoys me every time I see it. I think part of the problem is that I talk to the commercial but it ignores me.
I noticed my wife does that, too.
The Allstate commercial has a woman and a man sharing a meal. Woman: "Remember when you said men are better drivers than women? Then how did I get this safe driving bonus from Allstate?" She pushes a check into his face. She is flummoxed.
What's wrong with that logic? Well, even if the man told the woman that 'men are better drivers than women', that doesn't mean a woman can't be a safe driver and can't be rewarded for it. The two facets aren't connected except by words.
I googled the question, "Are men better drivers than women?" Yes, and no.
Answers came up chopped up with all sorts of parameters about the question. And that made sense, as studies came up with conclusions about which gender was likely to be involved in what sort of situations, and how often, skill levels, attitudes, and the willingness to take risks.
Bottom line, I think too much about the Allstate commercial. My wife says, they achieved their goal: you remember Allstate. True, but my memory comes with a vow to not buy Allstate's insurance services. I guess the commercial is supposed to be cute but as cute and humor, my aging mind isn't amused.
I'm just annoyed.
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
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