Thursday, June 23, 2011

How Annoying Are: Loud TV Commercials

I'm a bad blogger, I know. It's been way too long since I posted, and I apologize.

So, how many of you out there watch TV? I'm betting that most of you watch a lot of it. Well, have you noticed how freaking loud the commercials are nowadays? It's insane!

Everytime Mike and I sit down to the dinner table, inevitably one of us has to get up and run to the TV, to turn the volume down when the commercials are on.

Why is this happening?  Are advertisers that powerful that they have contracts with all broadcasting stations which allow them to blast their commercials at such loud volumes?  It's really gotten ridiculous.  And no, I don't need to hear the annoying Aflac duck say anything when I'm in the bathroom with the door closed - thank you very much!

Thank god for DVR and the ability to fast forward, or Mike and I would have to mute all the commercials and sit through them, waiting in agony for the normal volume to return with whatever show we're watching...

Is anyone else annoyed at this, or is it just me, getting old and crotchety?


  1. I, too, am annoyed. But that is no surprise to you, dear.

  2. I know, babe. You were the inspriation for this post!