[Ed. note: Watch the advertisement at the AT&T reachout website]
AT& T Wireless latest cute ad: youre watching a couple in silent turmoil. They watch other couples in happiness, while theyre gloomy and doom-stricken. Is the relationship over? Is the despair temporary? The woman is sitting by, absently at her meeting, when she sees her mate appear out of nowhere. Hes holding cue cards Im sorry. It turns out hes not actually at her meeting; hes sending a text message to her. Me too, she sends by text messaging on her little Nokia cell phone. Without words being said out loud, their relationship is on its way to being repaired, the fight resolved, so the viewer hopes.
Notably (to me anyway), the couple is a bi-racial an Asian female and a white male. Both yuppies, if I interpret correctly from the suits they were wearing. Hmm. Television is coming a long way to reflecting reality, I guess. Or is it just looking for new ways (particularly of the eye-catching variety) to make us use text messaging? Either way, it was something interesting to watch.
Yanks v. Red Sox continues…