I look at this advert every morning while waiting for the train, but it’s nonsense, isn’t it? Can anyone give me a hand? Does it have a subliminal message? Or had they run out of ideas so decided to blurt out any old bollocks?
It’s for the bank HSBC. Maybe it’s like adverts for alcohol – they aren’t allowed to say a highly toxic product is nice, so they go all surreal instead. Or maybe they feel such contempt for the public that they believe we’ll be humbled by whatever they say.
Keep an open mind because being open minded has opened doors to talking bears from darkest Peru Kiwis who can coach lions and Portuguese chicken that’s cheeky. Now is not the time to batten down the hatches, it’s time to stay open. Except on bank holidays. Because we are not an island we are part of something far far bigger.
Thoughts that have occurred to my morning addled brain as I stare across the tracks…
- Is Peru dark?
- I like to think I’m open minded, when am I going to open a door to a talking bear?
- Is this about a circus?
- If that’s a Brexit reference, it’s only going to annoy people.
- Most things open on bank holidays now. Are they thinking of decades ago?
- Is this supposed to make me want to open a bank account? It doesn’t.
So anyone got any ideas as to what this might be on about? Does it make you want to switch to HSBC?