Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Best “Not Real” Sony Ad Ever

This evening, after work, I’m in the Sony showroom--looking around in a perfect blend of awe, excitement and lust at all the “cool” gadgets they have on offer.

Behind me a salesman is giving a family--just a mother and two kids, actually--a demo of one of those Surround Sound Home Theater systems. He’s playing the video of ‘Punjab’ by Karunesh on the huge Flatscreen and the audio is blaring from a multitude of speakers spread all around the place. It’s actually quite realistic--and deafening.

Just then, I receive a call on my phone from R. I’m in conversation with a salesman, so I receive the call and tell her, “I’m busy. I’ll speak with you later.”

For a second, I believed she might think I’m at a party or something. But then she sends me a text message, a few minutes later to the tune of this: “Are you watching a movie? I swear I’ll whack you if you’re in a theater watching a movie!”

(By way of an explanation, I’d should probably tell you that I’m not a big movie fan, and I almost never watch a movie at the theater. Numerous attempts by R to get me to go see a film have met with mostly [but not quite absolutely] no success.)

And then I’m thinking, “Is this just the BEST ad for Sony or what?” I’m in the showroom, there’s a Home Theater system playing in the background, someone calls up and actually thinks I’M (of all people) in an actual theater!

11 comments:

RT .. hXc?LqD said...

eyes lit up a PERFECT excuse to tell someone u were at the SONY showroom when u were actually watchin a movie :D

it doesn't make a good cover for parties though :( which SONY showroom is open at 12 midnight? :|

KT said...

Grand entry of R in fairmaidenintrouble. Does she read the blog?

phantasmagoria said...

Hey that would actually make a good sony ad.
way to go..i see you'er already sharpening your skills of a copywriter (for the future)=)

Arnold said...

RT .. hXc?LqD - good luck with that!

kt - well, not the first entry actually, but yea -- first time she gets at least an initial.

phantasmagoria - thank you! now all i need to do is apply :)

Siddhu said...

Dude, where in Germany?

Interestingly, I'm leaving Germany 10 days later.

Arnold said...

Siddhu - Frankfurt! Let me know if you want to meet up before you leave.. Not sure if I'll have the time, but if you're nearby it could be done.

Siddhu said...

Ah Frankfurt! :( That's about 2.5 hours by train. I guess I won't be able to make it cuz I've got to get some partying done before I leave, and then need the money for a holiday in Scotland. ;)

However, a few of us (think about 5-6 of us) are going to Cologne/Köln this Friday night. Cologne is one of the best places in Germany to party - join us if you can. :) It's 1.5 hours by train to Cologne.

Shantanu said...

Ha ha! Surely is.

And RT .. hXc?LqD: Your idea is even better :-)

Siddhu said...

Europe doesn't seem to be conducive to blogging, as far as you're concerned, aye?

FriedClyde said...

hahaha good scene, I hate the theatre too, i would rather watch the movie at home where i can smoke my doobie in piece :)

Satpreet said...

Sorry this is unrelated but...
If I wanted to add labels to all my earlier posts, is there a tool which will allow me to do it offline ?