It’s hunting season. Not just hunting for great deals before Christmas, hunting big game, ducks, and turkeys among other critters. This funny commercial got my attention. It’s part of the “Hug a Hunter” campaign in Colorado. It got me thinking that it may not be a very good idea. It could even prove dangerous.
Are you familiar with this State Farm Insurance commercial? After a window is broken, a guy sings, “Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there!“ He snaps his fingers and his representative appears. The second guy sings it and adds, “With a sandwich.” It appears. The third guy says, “And the girl from 4E.” She appears. The fourth guys jumps from his chair and raises his arms. “And can I get a hot tub?” It appears.
Recently, a State Farm Insurance agent came to my house to inspect some damage caused by a roof leak during the Boulder flood. After finishing the appraisal, she headed for the door. I sang their magic jingle. “Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there!”
She turned and stared.
“It’s almost happy hour. I’d like a beer.” I snapped my fingers expecting a funny response.
She continued gawking and added a furrowed brow. “Yep. A beer sounds pretty good right now.” She looked at me like I’d started my happy hour that morning.
I explained the reference to the commercial. She bolted out the door.
You’d think it would be a requirement for representatives to watch their company’s commercials so they don’t embarrass their clients. Sheesh!
So when the latest Hug a Hunter commercial ended with a random man hugging a hunter, I laughed. I bet it will happen! I’m not sure that hugging a complete stranger who may be carrying firearms is a good idea. Do you?
What’s your favorite commercial?