Monday, July 9, 2007

Public Service Announcement

I see last night on the TV that a new very slick and caring sharing Public Service announcement was aired featuring Mr J Lomu. The ad was sponsored by all the Energy Companies and the message was "if your life depends on electricity, please let you power company know". Even though they very skillfully moved the focus from respirators to dialysis machines the whole thing is still very much like closing the gate after the horse has bolted.

Is this going to be the new benchmark, are we going to get a whole series of these. I have already thought of a few examples:

"if your life depends on not being shot by a paroled killer when you are on a trail bike ride, please let your local corrections department know"

"if you life depends on being given a correct assessment and not being sent home from A & E please let your Hospital board know"

I'm sure there are many many more out there.


Mrs Smith said...

I saw that ad for the first time last night, and sniggered nastily.

unPC lesbian said...

And funnily, I figure that the cost of making the ad would be somewhat less than the original outstanding bill.

Anonymous said...

brilliant post! Laughed my ass off.


ndiginiz said...

Tena koe ehoa
The epiphany after the fatal fact!
Bureaucratic hedonism and stupidity.

Cactus Kate said...

I don't think anyone would turn off Jonah Lomu's power somehow.

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