Friday, September 16, 2016

A sympathetic bank manager

I received a comment on a very old post which I had totally forgotten about that included this ad for ANZ Bank. Maybe you too had forgotten about Barbara or perhaps you have never seen the ad.

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    1. You wouldn't mind sharing a mortgage with him John? Or more?

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  2. What a charmer Barbara is. It is the slurping thing which would be the decider for me... Shallow aren't I?

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    1. EC, I think that the slurping did not add to the ad at all. A cold and hard stare or a shrug of the shoulders would have been better.

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  3. Yes, great character. I wonder why they didn't persevere with her; maybe because her character was uncomfortably close to our bank experiences.

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    1. I agree, Victor, I thought we'd get to enjoy more ads with Barbara but it was a short-lived love affair!

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    2. Victor, indeed she was. I think there were four ads featuring Barbara, but this in my opinion was the best.

      Jayne, I don't think the ANZ was any paragon of virtue against the other three banks. All as bad as each other and still are.

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  4. I like barbara she is honest if a bit rough around the edges a true bank person.
    Merle........

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    1. Merle, you are clearly not in need of a mortgage. My favourite line is about the kids...You want more? Of them?

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  5. Very INTERESTing. I have a preference for the old time and western cowboy type bank robbers. Today's robbers sit behind a desk in the bank waiting to pounce. Gotcha.

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    1. Vest, much easier to rob the poor now, rather than wealthy bankers (shouldn't there be w substitute in bankers?) as used to happen.

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  6. Haha! I remember Barbara.. very happy we don't need a mortgage 😀

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    1. Grace, she is not agreeable at all. I wonder if they got their mortgage.

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  7. I like the first bank lady. Lol.

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    1. She is a rough and tough piece.

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  8. Barbara reminds me of Pauline Hanson :(
    Unless I'm mistaken, the male actor is the one who now plays a single dad in Love Child.

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    1. River, I thought that myself about Barbara and Pauline. If John thinks he is hot, maybe we need a name of the actor in Love Child.

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    2. Matthew Le Nevez, plays the character Jim Marsh.

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  9. Bring Barbara back I say. We need more laughs in ads.

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    1. Carol, a funny ad does grab my attention.

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