If you’re old enough, you’ll remember the frustration of sitting through endless, inane television commercials before you could continue watching your favorite shows. You had two minutes on the quarter-hour and four minutes on the half-hour for running to the facilities or grabbing a snack. And if you’re late getting back — too bad!
Most of the time, those 12 minutes per hour seemed like an eternity.
Thankfully, those days are behind us, due to the blessed inventions of TiVo and internet streaming. One has to wonder why companies still produce ads and buy airtime. Apparently, old habits die hard.