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John Byrne
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Posted: 12 November 2018 at 7:19am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Caught an ad last night in which a woman consults a Best Buy, er, consultant, about gifts for family members. She asks about her (as I recall) brother, niece, uncle... and then "my very busy wife."

Just. Like. That.

No hoopla, no parades and confetti. Just perfectly ORDINARY. Perfectly NORMAL.

Top marks, Best Buy!

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Posted: 12 November 2018 at 9:22am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I'd like to see that, I'll see if YouTube has it (there are many ads on YouTube).

 John Byrne wrote:
er, consultant
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Like the word "officer", "consultant" seems to be the ubiquitous phrase now. Bank cashiers here, at least in some banks, are now called 'customer service consultants'. 

Years ago, a consultant was a senior hospital doctor. Now everyone's a consultant, it seems. 
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A consultant is someone with whom one consults.
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Robbie Parry
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That's true, but I guess it was ingrained so much into me (as a youngster) that a consultant was either a financial expert or a senior hospital doctor. 

I never quite feel that a retail worker is consulting with me. ;-) 
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Posted: 12 November 2018 at 10:49pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Nail "technician" instead of manicurist!
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Posted: 13 November 2018 at 5:03am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Point of thread... missed!
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Posted: 13 November 2018 at 8:06am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Not by everyone. 
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When it gets to the point of not being noticed at all, then we're there.
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Posted: 13 November 2018 at 10:46am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I got the point, hence why I posted that I'd like to see it by searching YouTube. YouTube does tend to showcase TV ads occasionally.

I just picked up on the consultant terminology, too. :-)
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That's great.  I'm hoping I'll catch that ad but as I mainly watch only "Jeopardy!," on commercial TV, all I get are ads for Broadway shows. 
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