Why?

Why is it that in shops like Saravana Stores, they continuously keep showing their own ads on TV screens kept everywhere in the shop? Haven’t we all come for shopping there only after seeing their ads(?) on TV? What’s the logic behind this? It only causes irritation to the shoppers to keep listening to the blaring sound of the ad!

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21 Comments

  1. Sathej said,

    June 4, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    Not only that, Aparna. Whenever I go to West Mambalam, I see the above mentioned shop always teeming with people, no matter what the day of the week and hour of the day is. It is rather surprising. How come people crowd up there always?
    And yes, the blaring sound of the ad serves no purpose at all exept irritating people.
    Sathej

  2. daneel olivaw said,

    June 4, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    if you lie loudly enough and often, it’s no longer a lie–or something to that effect.

  3. daneel olivaw said,

    June 4, 2007 at 8:40 pm

    @sathej
    > How come people crowd up there always?
    infinity divided by any integer is still infinity

  4. daneel olivaw said,

    June 4, 2007 at 8:41 pm

    @sathej
    > How come people crowd up there always?
    infinity divided by any integer is still infinity πŸ™‚ our population, explosion, and all that.

    @authoress,
    please don’t mind while sathej and i chit-chat here

  5. daneel olivaw said,

    June 4, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    Aparna,
    please do something so that one can delete inadvertently submitted comments. and provide a mail id, or something viewable only by you, so that i don’t have to sound ridiculous in public.

  6. Sathej said,

    June 4, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    No, no Daneel, still, infinity must be evenly spread out. You see though infinite, the population is still a countably infinite quantity.(mathematicians use such phrases to confuse people).
    Aparna,
    Hope we have your permission!
    Sathej

  7. daneel olivaw said,

    June 4, 2007 at 9:11 pm

    @sathej,
    i agree. but of course infinity is not to blame. the infinite love of indians for shoppping, and the sheer number of indians (chennaiites no exception) make up the crowd.

    and oh, aparna has given her implicit consent. maunam sammati lakshanam.

  8. Aparna said,

    June 4, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    Daneel & sathej,
    You carry on. I will read what’s happening here later.

  9. Sathej said,

    June 4, 2007 at 9:23 pm

    Yes,of course! Shopping, shopping and more shopping!
    By the way,I thought you didn’t know Tamil, Daneel.
    Sathej

  10. daneel olivaw said,

    June 4, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    @aparna,
    yes please do read. a discussion on why sarvana bhawan is always crowded is always more entertaining than the mere fact πŸ™‚

    @sathej,
    Umm, “knowing” is a bit stretching the fact. But I don’t mind πŸ˜€

  11. Sathej said,

    June 5, 2007 at 12:17 am

    Not Saravana Bhavan!That is a hotel. This is Saravana Stores. Anyway, the former is also crowded most of the times.
    Sathej

  12. Nithya said,

    June 5, 2007 at 10:17 am

    They probably do it, because their ads do not gain avlo TRP rates on popular channels….And do you really watch ads during breaks between shows ??? Don’t we change channels then ??? Not many of us sincerely sit and watch a single channel continuously for an hour or so….This is the prime reason as to why they keep airing their commercials over and over again in their stores….you are FORCED to watch ’em atleast there…
    Am not commenting on the crowd in such shops…Would take you aeons to read it πŸ˜›

  13. Aparna said,

    June 5, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    Sathej,
    These shops sell things at cheaper prices. That is one thing. The other reason might be everyone seem to have lotsa money to spend on shopping these days and the craze for shopping seems to be ever on the increase these days!

    Daneel,
    >if you lie loudly enough and often, it’s no longer a lie–or something to that effect.
    Good point!
    As Sathej says, I am talking about Saravana stores here.

    Btw, only I have the authority to delete the comments here πŸ˜‰

    Nithya,
    Well, don’t we go to shops to do shopping? Who would want to see the ads there when don’t watch it in TV itself? πŸ˜›
    It would take aeons for you too comment about the crowd there too. πŸ˜›

  14. daneel olivaw said,

    June 5, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    oh dear. when i said delete comments, i meant delete my comments that i might not want to be seen. or i might want to delete the comment and put in a new one. so i was saying, the author of a comment should also have some way to delete the comment.
    the other point i made was that a reader should have some stuff to tell you, which wouldn’t be of interest to other readers. so you should have an email id displayed here (usually bloggers use a separate id for this purpose).

    of course, your blog, your rules, and you rule.
    cheers!

  15. daneel olivaw said,

    June 5, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    see the above comment. “a reader should have some…”. i don’t want that incorrect sentence to be attributed to me. however, i have no way of deleting it.

  16. Harish said,

    June 6, 2007 at 8:08 am

    Oru vilambaram den πŸ˜›

  17. sivaramang said,

    June 6, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    First of all I can’t understand the psycology behind these SMSs. Why i should express my love towards someone through sun music. is it meaningful? And moreover i heard these SMSs are costlier than the ordinary ones (i’m not sure about the info.)..Simply irritating.!

  18. sivaramang said,

    June 6, 2007 at 2:54 pm

    I commented wrongly here instead of ur previous post!!

  19. Bindu said,

    June 7, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    :O Saravana storeskku poi ad paakura alavukku neram irundhucchaa? endha neram poneenga?

  20. Aparna said,

    June 8, 2007 at 8:01 am

    Harish,
    πŸ™‚

    Sivaraman,
    Yeah irritating! These SMSes costs Rs. 3 I believe!

    Bindu,
    I went in the morn. enga thirumbinaalum adoda sounddhaan kaettudhu!

  21. Aparna said,

    June 8, 2007 at 9:36 am

    Daneel,
    Wordpress doesn’t let the commenters delete their own comments.
    Well, I will put my id here soon.


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