Yes, I was confronted by a talking, smart-ass llama when I logged onto my bank this morning. Who are these people in marketing these days?
What demographic survey told those marketers that a photo-shopped llama dressed in a pseudo-suit and made to appear as if it is speaking sarcastic one-liners was just the right representative to sell bank products?
There does seem to be a current trend toward using an annoying, slightly high-pitched, cloyingly ironic male voice in commercial ads. Did llamas test positive with baby boomers, so therefore mixing a dromedary with that wise-guy was just the right touch?
Llamas did figure in the prediction under my senior picture in our 1965 high school yearbook, now that I think about it. Something like “At the last minute she abandoned her convent plans and is now happily raising llamas in the Andes.”
Not a bad guess, all things considered. Look at me now, writing about llamas in Arkansas, of all places.
The world gets stranger all the time.