What Happened to the Classifieds?
I know this post is going to make me sound old. Really old. But, I must comment on this pressing issue without worry of forthcoming labels. What happened to the classified section?
I first noticed on Monday that the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel started advertising that you may place ads with a light yellow color background. This color is similar to that of the yellow pages in the phone book. The idea is to get your ad to pop out and draw the attention of the reader's eye. Sounds good to me. But, as you may already know, what looks good on paper isn't always necessarily "good on paper."
I opened the Classified section of the paper today and immediately closed it. I opened again and was blinded by all the yellow. Once my eyes adjusted, I found myself looking at ads for used pianos, pure bred springer spaniels and an available audio tour manager position. Not that I have anything against any of these things, I am not interested in them. Even if I finally locate the ad I am looking for, I am to distracted to read it.
I, for one, would like to see the ads immediately changed back. It won't happen. No one ever listens to me. If you read this blog, you will now be prepared for the inevitable. You will find yourself also looking at ads for springer spaniels if you are not careful, but not without forewarning.
I guess maybe I am just bitching too much. But hey, that's what I have been told one of the perks of getting older is.