What Does "20 Minutes from Anywhere" Mean?
Stealing a quote from Monty Python, "Now for something completely different", I'm on my soapbox about stupid commercials and phrases I don't understand - beyond their being a total lie
. Currently running is a TV ad for a Statesville auto dealership - why does the owner (apparently that's him on the screen) state, "we're 20 minutes from anywhere." Maybe the phrase is NOT a lie if he's NOT referring to the most likely method of reaching his dealership - via automobile. Living in Morganton, it takes me about 50 minutes to drive to Statesville in a reasonable and legal manner. Now, maybe if I owned a plane that might be different - but is there a landing strip at the dealership? Maybe he's referring to the cyber means of visiting his dealership and on an old computer that's turned off. It could take up to 20 minutes on an old PC if you count boot-up time plus, if you have a dial-up connection. Or, maybe you have a TV, but no phone in your home. That's it, it can take up to 20 minutes for the worst-case-scenario phone call to the dealership. So, you get in your car - or maybe if you're on Petticoat Junction, you hop aboard Steve's crop duster, fly down to Sam Drucker's store, get Sam to ring up Sarah the operator, to get her to connect you to this guys's dealership. Yeah, that all could take about 20 minutes. Anyone else have any theories, like the ones I've mentioned?