Friday, September 12, 2008
Chris Martin is an Asian girl who uses Bank of America, not the Coldplay guy
Pulling yet more cash from my dismal bank account this week, I noticed the Bank of America ad next to the ATM. Apart from it's random and vapid attempt to get me to sign on to another credit card, it depicts an Asian lady holding a credit card with the name Chris L. Martin. This made me think twice. Chris Martin is the lead singer of Coldplay. I looked it up, and his middle initial is not "L", but still, it's quite the thing to see from a big ole' fat money-grubbing bank. Sure, the name "Chris" can apply to either a male or female, but it's odd in this sense. Next time I want to see an advertisement with the cardholder's name being Cher or Jay-Z.