Paleo Retiree writes:
That’s an ad on the plastic credit-card style room key we’re using at a Tucson hotel. In addition to being a little insulting, the visuals make the key hard to read where its main function goes: I routinely waste a few seconds fiddling with the key, feeling mildly miffed by unnecessary inconvenience, as I try to figure out which end goes in the doorslot. Why is my brain being forced to wade through commercial clutter (and the irritation generated by it) in order to accomplish something so everyday and trivial?
Is the money made (presumably by the ad agency and the hotel renting out space on its keys) worth it? Does the restaurant doing the advertising really get many customers for its money? There’s evidently some kind of business there. Take a look at the top of the other side of the key.
Is there no place Americans won’t put an ad? And how do we feel about living in a culture ever on the lookout for fresh places to deface with advertising?