Last night, after dinner, dishes, laundry and putting Zoe to bed I sat down to watch some TV. There were a lot of good choices last night including the latest episode of "Project Runway," Serena v. Venus in the U.S. Open Quarter finals, and some sort of convention. My day had ended on a bit of a down note and I really wanted to just sit and not think.
And then it happened.
As I sat there innocently trying to relax a commercial came on which I never would have noticed if it weren't for the song. It was Depeche Mode's "Just Can't Get Enough." I loved that song in its day and it still had a place in my heart until I realized just what was happening. Payless Shoes was using the song to advertise their "BOGO" sale (Buy One, Get One half off). To my utter shock I realized that Depeche Mode have sold out!
I have nothing against Payless Shoes. In my more broke days they fulfilled many shoe urgings. However, I do hate hate hate when songs are used in commercials and I especially hate it when it is a song I like! Of course this could be one of those cases when someone else actually owns the music catalog as was done to the Beatles, but it doesn't matter. Those are my teenage memories being exploited for a "BOGO" sale. Oy.