Wendy's Thinks We're Stupid
I have recently come across something that really has started to annoy the hell out of me. It could just be me being annoying and putting to much thought into something, but seriously. It's annoying however you look at it.
Have you seen those Wendy's commercials where they're touting their 99 cent menu? The one where this guy gets something bought for $9,000,000 and he and his two friends are like "That's 3,000,000 Junior Bacon Cheeseburgers each! Before taxes!"
I don't know where they learned how to do math, but $9,000,000 will buy you 9,090,909 of something that costs 99 cents each, and that's a good 90,909 more than they state in the commercial. However, there are taxes, and so if you got $9,000,000 (and didn't have to pay any taxes on that - which is so not likely), then in Michigan, which has a six cent sales tax, you'd get about 8,571,428 of something that had a 99 cent price tag, which is almost 500,000 less than they tell you in the commercial. That's all a big difference, no matter how you look at it.
When did society get so lazy that they think that the extra cent that makes 99 cents into a dollar doesn't matter? Like I said, this could just be me being annoying or a giant dork (quite likely), but it just annoys the crap out of me.
So, that being said, what commercials annoy you so much that you want to smack the person that made it every time you see it? Or am I alone in the "being really freaking annoyed at commercials" camp?