Has anyone else seen this Home Depot commercial I can’t find an online link to?
Teenage daughter in kitchen with Dad points out to him that the fridge is old and they need a new one. And the cabinets, too. Dad begins to mull this over seriously. Daughter goes into living room, where Mom slips her a cash.
Let’s count the stereotypes:
- Dad doesn’t listen to Mom, so Mom has to find someone else to tell him what she wants, someone whose sensibilities he gives a shit about
- Women are manipulative: Mom and daughter ganging up on Dad
- Dad is stupid enough to fall for this trick, because men are just so stymied by the mysteries of the feminine
- Mom wants new stuff when the old stuff isn’t broken, because women are vain like that
UPDATED from commenters:
- Cheryl: “Mom has no control over the finances. Dad has control over the money- how it will be spent, when it will be spent, where it be spent, and what projects of worthy of it being spent. Ironically, this isn’t true — there’s plenty of research showing women make the big purchase choices in a LOT of households. The ad in fact, seems to be targeting *women*. (“HomeDepot is a place you can both be happy spending your money.”)
- Cheryl: All things “handy” are “male”.