This commercial drives me crazy. I know most commercials are dumb. I can deal with most commercials. I cannot deal with this one. Let’s talk about how fucking stupid this whole thing is:
The cab driver doesn’t care that you’re going to Italy. Just get in the car. Don’t forget to tip him extra for having to deal with your moronic self.
Let’s focus on the main problem here: what person in their right mind flies halfway across the world to visit a relative without informing said relative that they’re coming? The answer is NO ONE. This man is not in his right mind. This is the act of a clinically insane person. If one of my relatives showed up on my doorstep WITH LUGGAGE IN TOW without providing any advance warning I would call the police immediately because they are going to murder you while you sleep because that person is a certifiable sociopath.
SIDENOTE: The wife is guilty by association. Such stupidity should not be encouraged. Put your foot down, girl.
Here’s another problem. What if your uncle wasn’t home? Bet you’d feel pretty stupid then, huh? This commercial is supposed to be about sound financial decisions? Call me crazy, but flying to another continent in order to see a relative that MIGHT NOT EVEN BE THERE seems like a huge waste of money, even if you saved a bunch of money on the flight using your fancy Scotiabank card. Flying is still expensive, man. You probably still had to pay to check your luggage and you had to pay for food on the plane and your wife DEFINITELY had to pay for booze because who can deal with you sober?
Yet another problem. The uncle’s reaction allows me to surmise that he hasn’t heard from this nephew in a very long time. Does this mean no communication at all? Firstly, what are you, a jackass? Why wouldn’t you talk to someone you love for that long? You’re the worst! Secondly, and more to the point, what if he had moved since the last time you talked to him? It’s entirely possible that he doesn’t live at the same address anymore. Then you’re just a clinically insane person knocking on the door of some poor innocent civilian in the Italian countryside. This could potentially lead to you getting arrested for trespassing. If there’s any justice in the world, this WILL happen, because I’ve always believed stupidity should be punishable by law.
DO JAIL TIME IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY 4x FASTER WITH SCOTIABANK’S NEW GOLD AMERICAN EXPRESS CARD.
This commercial is bullshit.