I was scanning The Forum online today (InForum) and one of those advertisements that populate the online edition’s page caught my eye. I must say, I am always a bit reticent to click on any of these advertisements based solely on curiosity as I know that some programming gizmo is capturing my every click and feeding it back into a complex marketing equation that helps personalize the advertisements I see when I visit regularly frequented websites. Even though this targeted advertising makes perfect sense from both a retailer and consumer perspective, I still feel like they are looking a bit to closely at the nuances of my buying brain. Alas, it is the reality of free website access and I can only handle one revolutionary shift at a time (see A better way…), so I will keep moving.
My point was to share with you the image of this advertisement because I so identified with it. The woman’s sticky notes are representative of the dozens of little mental sticky notes I carry with me every day. I imagine that others likely feel this is representative of their life as well. We are, in our daily whirlwind, merely a collection of “to-do” items.
I do not know if Town & Country Credit Union can address all my “to-do” list issues, but I will say that their advertisement speaks to the part of me that would like some relief. I do not know this credit union, but I am guessing that some of these “to-do” items are outside of their professional purview. However, I imagine if they pay a great interest rate I could possibly earn enough from my savings to hire a personal assistant to professionally “do” some of the stuff on my never-ending list. Who wants that job? I can pay $20 a quarter.
Darn, I think I may need a new sticky note. I need one that says – save more money so you can hire a personal assistant. Thanks Town & Country for the reminder.
Day one thousand three hundred and ninety-eight of the new forty – obla di obla da