Thistle (thistle_chaser) wrote,

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Beautiful commercial for something not so good

It's rare that a commercial makes me pause it and rewind it so I can watch it from the beginning. This song is beautiful and I had no idea what it was advertising. Even as it got to the end the tagline had me guessing. "Believe in something bigger." Was this a religious commercial? I could buy that.

But nope...

Powerball. Sigh. People are free to spend their money on whatever they want, but your chance of winning Powerball is less than getting hit by lightning twice. Is hope worth something? When it's really just false hope?

When I had decided to move to California, I used my vacation time to come out here for a week. I gave two weeks notice at work, came out here for a week to get a job and an apartment, then went back to NY for a week to pack and such. This song was stuck in my head those whole two weeks, and I didn't mind it at all. It's so beautiful.

I can't blame Powerball for using it for their "We're coming to California!" campaign, I just hope... well. Unreasonable things. That people don't get into trouble with this, spend money on it they shouldn't, etc.

When I was younger, I just called lotteries "tax on stupid people", but not anymore. Maybe people have fun buying tickets? Maybe a few days of hope and happy thoughts while they wait for the drawing are worth a couple dollars? It's not like California had no lotteries before Powerball got here, so I'm probably worrying for nothing. (I know some money goes to schools, but I'm more worried about people spending money on this instead of doing something more productive with it.)
Tags: lottery, rl
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