… tail gunner guy?
You have to be of a certain vintage to remember this. It came back to me during this morning’s dog walk. It’s incredibly foggy here and the temperature is messing with zero. I knew that we were going to be in for an experience when I hit the sidewalk and almost ended up on the ground. No snow but so slippery.
I had to keep Jaimie going though; he loves his walks. We live on a concession road so the entire trip for me was walking on the gravel on the side and he in the grass to the left of the gravel. I was happy to see maybe one or two cars on the road. Hopefully, it’s a sign that people are staying home.
It would have been nice for the roads to have been salted but maybe that’s part of the master stay at home plan by the Ministry of Education.
It wasn’t always the Ministry though. Back in the 1970s, there was a Department of Highways and they went to television to tell people to be smart about snow ploughs.
You’ve got to watch the whole thing to get the reference to tail gunner guy if you haven’t seen this commercial for a while.
For a Sunday, …
- Even I was very young when this commercial was released. Did we have an epidemic of people running into snow ploughs back then?
- Do you think the commercial was effective? Would it be effective today?
- When was the last time you saw a commercial for a snowplough?
- What do you do when you come up on a plough? Pass it? Drive on the freshly cleared road?
- I can think of two very big salt producers in the province. Can you name them?
- How does your driveway get cleared in the winter?
- Have you ever got caught behind a convoy of ploughs?
The above wasn’t the only commercial of the time. Do you remember this one?
And, of course, Mr. Plow