Among the more tasteless ads on TV these days are several from MetLife. Two daughters have just heard that dad had an accident and rather than inquiring about his condition, they immediately start urging mom to buy life insurance.
“Mom, please think about it. You and dad need the protection.”
No they don’t. Life insurance won’t protect mom and dad against anything. Certainly not against death. It’s the greedy daughters who will benefit. Dad’s accident reminds them that their parents don’t have life insurance. What insufferably greedy women. How cold and calculating for the beneficiaries to urge the purchase of the policy.
In one version, a daughter even picks up the phone and says, “Let’s make the call together.” Yes. Quick. Let’s get right on that because dad’s next accident might be fatal.
She doesn’t look at all calculating, does she:
And just so it all doesn’t sound too creepy and morbid, Peanuts theme music plays in the background.
What a stupid, insensitive ad from a stupid, insensitive company. If I ever hear my son say, “Mom, you need the protection,” he’ll get written out of the will.