The Billboard Finger

A billboard in Chattanooga has people doing double takes. You have to look twice before you see which finger the woman is giving you -her ring finger. The caption reads, "She's tired of waiting." The ad is for a local jeweler.
"If you look at it twice you ought to get a chuckle," said Barry Schenck of M.M. Schenck Jeweler, "that's what we are hoping for."

Schenck says it's not the first time he's paid to post more than a dozen billboards before Christmas, but this latest stunt is getting feedback.

"It's sort of putting a lot of pressure on young men to ask their girlfriends to marry them," said Carolyn Miller of Chattanooga.

Critics say Schenck's ploy is in bad taste, but Schenck stands behind the scheme. He says the woman in the picture is no actress.

"She is single, she does have a boyfriend, and she is waiting," said Schenck.

http://www.wrcbtv.com/global/story.asp?s=11574177 (with video) -via Simply Left Behind

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GETTING MARRIED IS ONE BIG DUMBASS MISTAKE A GUY CAN MAKE. ALL WOMEN HAVE BROKEN BRAINS INCLUDING MY GIRLFRIEND. I WOULD NEVER GET MARRIED BECAUSE I'M INTELLIGENT ENOUGH TO KNOW IT IS THE EQUIVALENT OF PUTTING MY BEEF STICK AND BALLBAG IN A BEAR TRAP. IF A WOMAN KNEW SHE COULD LOSE HALF OF HER SHIT, SHE WOULD NEVER GET MARRIED. IF SHE STILL WOULD, THEN SHE IS FUCKING STUPID. MEN - YOU ARE BETTER OFF STAYING SINGLE - PLAY THE FIELD AND KEEP ALL OF YOUR MONEY. TODAY'S SOCIETY HAS AN OBSESSION WITH GETTING MARRIED, CHEATING AND THEN DIVORCING ONE ANOTHER SO THEY CAN LIVE IN MISERY AND FINACIAL RUIN. FUNNY THING IS, WHEN YOU ARE MARRIED YOU ARE LIVING IN MISERY AND FINACIAL RUIN AS SOON AS YOUR MATERIALISTIC WIFE GETS DONE WITH YOU. FUNNY THING IS, MY GIRLFRIEND KNOW THE WAY I FEEL AND SHE IS COOL WITH IT. FIND THAT WOMAN. DON'T HAVE KIDS EITHER. IF YOU DO, YOU ARE SADISTIC. HAVE YOU TAKEN A LOOK AT THE WORLD RECENTLY? IT'S DROWNING IN A TIDAL WAVE OF SHIT THAT MANKIND HAS CREATED.
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Heather: no, the first two points don't contradict themselves. On every form, census, survey, etc you come across, there are check-boxes for "single", "married", "divorced", or "widowed". There is no check-box for "dating the same person for four years with no voiced commitment".
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“She is single, she does have a boyfriend, and she is waiting,”

Don't the first two points contradict themselves? Or is she just that desperate to get a ring on her finger.
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Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh... I'm a heterosexual woman with a boyfriend and all, but it's things like this that make me never want to get married. I don't want to be one of these people that treats marriage like some freaking stage in life I have to go through. Like it's just the logical outcome of dating someone for a long time. What, is he going to run away if we don't "tie the knot"? Wouldn't that mean he never loved me to begin with? Why would I want to marry someone like that? Why rush in the first place? What does being married really change? I wouldn't even change my name and I'm the kind of person who needs my personal space.

I know, I know, jewelers have to make a living and this weird cultural obsession with marriage is a good way to do that, but personally, I don't buy into it.

Also, I don't like diamonds.
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This raises an unusual point.

If the middle finger is offensive, then shouldn't this picture of the ring finger be considered offensive as well, since it conveys the same impression and reaction?

It's like those commercials where they bleeped out the word "frozen", so it sounded like they were bleeping something more offensive (that began with "f").
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