Monday, 16 October 2006

Fine print for idiots

This ad caught my eye in the paper this morning. I'm not sure why, but I noticed a line of fine print just below the pic of the vehicle.

Normally I don't read that sort of stuff, but curiosity got the better of me.

As you can see the ad is a pun on extended warranty with an extended Mercedes van.

Well obviously Mercedes' drivers are not as clever as I always thought they were because the fine print said;

"The model shown here has been deliberately distorted for advertising purposes and is not available for purchase."

Bummer! I always fancied a stretch Mercedes panel van.