Thursday, November 17, 2011

Throw Me a Line

Thinking about Thursday


I have developed this weird aversion to Kay Jeweler commercials.  

I'm right here and I always will be. BLEH!

Maybe I am just not a hopeless romantic enough to buy into these kinds of lines. Maybe if they were being said to me by the right person, I might swoon into their arms. Maybe it is the overly awkward delivery in this commercial that makes me want to set fire to their little cabin and drive them out into the storm.

It reminded me of an experience several years ago. (*ahem* by several I mean over a decade ago. I've been married a long time.) This one guy was particularly fascinated by my southern accent. He kept asking me to say words because he liked the way it sounded.
He eventually leaned forward in a slightly drunken haze and said,  "Say sugar." When I did, he sighed and said, "I could listen to you talk all night. You sound just like my mother."

and that was the end of that conversation.

So, what about you? Got any great lines you want to share with the rest of us? What's the best line you've heard? What's the worst? Have any scenes you wish you could write out the horrible cheesiness?  


Jerrie Alexander said...

My Texas accent has been pointed out a number of times. Personally, I can't hear it.

But many years ago, I worked at a place that shipped replacement parts for MRI machines. We had a salesman in New York who would call in his order and without fail he'd ask me to say "sh*t". He said Texans stretched it out into two syllables, and he thought it was cute. I'd refused and he'd plead!

And no, I'm not confessing as to whether I gave in or not!

Roni Loren said...

Lol, that is a cringe worthy commercial and I AM a hopeless romantic. (And both you and Jerrie have great TX accents.) :)

Lydia Sharp said...

Ugh. I haaaaaaaate those commercials. *gag* I loves me some romance, but it has to be AUTHENTIC.

Julie Glover said...

I hate jewelry commercial lines. They always sound to me like he's saying, "I love you," and she's saying, "I love my big expensive diamond from you." Also, I'm not buying that a woman of that age must cower into her man's arms due to thunder. These days, I'm only believing that if there are zombies attacking at the door. Now that would be an interesting commercial.

Great point, Dawn. Also, I have a Texas accent too. I don't think it's extreme, but I do say y'all a lot.

K.B. Owen said...

Dawn, I'm with you on the storm commercial. She's not a child, for crying out loud. That's just downright creepy. It's been so long since I was single that I can't remember the crap conversations I had to endure. Maybe I'm blocking them out, lol. Thanks for a great post!

Jessica R. Patch said...

Cheesy romance makes me wanna puke, but every time I watch one of these things I get that jingle stuck in my head. "Every kiss begins with K..." clever line but annoying.

Dawn Alexander said...

Glad to know I am not the only annoyed by the commercial!

I remember reading a post somewhere that read "I bet a lot more kisses begin with Budweiser than with K."

Very true.

Sonia G Medeiros said...

I really loathe that commercial. LOL.

Once, a doctor that had hit on me one night (I was working in a hospital at the time) called me the next day and told me how much he loved talking to me and what beautiful blue eyes I had. Umm...I have brown eyes. :D