I was driving to the grocery store the other day and saw a billboard out of my driver's-side window. I did a double take, puzzled.
On the left hand side of the billboard is a picture of a man's profile. I guessed the man's age to be about 50ish and he is wearing a suit. You can glimpse his tie, crisp white shirt, and suit jacket. His face-shown in profile-is scrunched up and his eyes closed. He is puckering his lips as if to give someone (presumably his mother-in-law) a kiss-something he finds incredibly distasteful. At first glance, I thought it was George Bush but then common sense prevailed.
In the center of the billboard is a picture of a road leading into the distance. HUH?!?! Obviously I am missing something important.
On the right hand side of the billboard is an older woman, obviously the mother-in-law, with a sour puss expression on her face. She really does look like she just sucked on a lemon. She is facing straight but her eyes are on her son-in-law to her left. She doesn't look to thrilled to be kissed by this man. Her eyebrows are penciled in and her make-up is a little heavy handed. She looks like "that" older woman who goes to the salon once a week to have her hair set and sprays so much hairspray in her hair that it gets her through the week until she goes back to the salon.
At the bottom of the billboard was the website www.kissyourmotherinlaw.com.
If you had seen this billboard what would you have thought the website was for???????????
As soon as I got to the grocery store, I did what any self-respecting woman would do and called her husband and asked him to check out the website. I could have done it on my phone but he could do it faster.
I thought it was maybe a gift site with wacky gifts for mother-in-laws and moms since Mother's Day was right around the corner, a site dedicated to fun stories about moms and mother-in-laws, and the list went on.
My husband came back on the phone and proclaimed that I was a sucker. Was I? Yup. Want to know what the website was for?
A local car dealership.
The depth of my disappointment knew no bounds. I thought it would be something somewhat entertaining. The only road I was on was the road to lameville. I was a sucker. I should have known it would be for a car dealership. The only thing they were trying to sell was cars.
On the bright side, the billboard made me smile.
This reminded me of a billboard down the road from where we used to live a few years ago. It was for Outhouse Springs. Outhouse was a fake product that was created to show how successful outdoor marketing (billboards) could be. In fact, it supposedly became a real product due to the huge attention it drew. I can't help it. Blame my warped sense of humor. This still makes me laugh.
Have you ever seen a billboard that was memorable?!?! What was it?
(I tried to find a picture of the billboard for the car dealership online but couldn't find one. Darn. I am to embarrassed to stop on the side of the road to take a picture. Sorry, folks.)
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