WV is Calling at Metro Center

WV Ad at Metro Center

Does anyone else think it’s funny that those West Virginia banners are there at Metro Center? At first, I thought it was a bit weird but a pretty efficient use of space and a good idea to leverage all the bare wall space possible for ads. After all, we don’t get bombarded enough with ads while riding the Metro.

I went to the advertised website and the after half a minute of loading, the site played a video of some half-naked guy shaving in the bathroom and then mysteriously appearing in the wilderness. That’s a little scary. I don’t want that to happen to me. No thanks, WV.

The funny part is that their slogan is “Answer the Call.” I have heard that phrase used numerous times to refer to using the toilet. I wonder if they thought about this before adopting the phrase. No doubt, some junior guy will get fired over this and some senior guy, who indeed approved the message, will owe someone a favor for that.

In the meantime, it’s a little ironic that WV wants us to answer the call and at the same time yanks that guy out of a place where he can comfortably do it.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Carl Weaver is a writer and brewer for RealHomebrew.com and has been making beer and wine for more than 20 years. He is also an avid photographer and writer and just finished his first book, about a trip he took to Thailand to live in Buddhist monasteries. He considers himself the last of the Renaissance men and the luckiest darned guy in the world. Follow him on Twitter.

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