Flashback to Childhood Scary Ads

I remember when I was a kid there were ads on TV showing a person turning on the water to brush his teeth or something, and nothing came out of the tap… BECAUSE THERE WAS NO MORE WATER!!! Greedy human beings had used it all up! I suppose the point was to frighten everyone into using water responsibly.

I am trying to mess with your emotions.

These ads have suddenly appeared around Rome (there is also a version with a little girl saying something else).

The sort of speech bubble beside the very sad and desolate looking child says, “They have robbed me of clean air”; then in the smaller print beneath that it says, “They are robbing me of my future, but no one listens to me”.

I am all for water conservation, clean air, and giving children a good future, but… Do these types of ads really accomplish anything!?

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3 Responses to Flashback to Childhood Scary Ads

  1. cherylbender says:

    The crying Indian commercials come to mind. I remember the anti pollution commercial would come on during the Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom on Sunday nights.

  2. Johanna says:

    I totally agree. I so well remember the first Earth Day when our own children became afraid to touch anything outdoors because of pollution. That’s no way to grow up!

  3. Rory says:

    We took his clean air because he wasn’t wearing his kneepads.

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