Subaru has a new commercial out, and every time I see it I’m worried for the dad. But probably not the way Subaru is thinking I’ll be worried.
Here’s the set-up: A dad is standing on the curb with his little daughter. It’s her first day of school. She’s scared but trying to be brave. He’s scared but trying to be brave. They’re both trying their best to be brave.
She starts to climb the big steps on the school bus and looks back, a little worried about being taken away in this big yellow vehicle. But she gets on the bus anyway.
Then the dad hops in his Subaru and follows the bus. Every parent’s been there. Following the bus to school on a kid’s first scary day. You’re scared, they’re scared, everyone’s scared.
But as he’s following the bus, he pulls up next to it and whew, sees that everything is ok. The little girl has already made new friends (in less than 30 seconds! Way to go!). She’s laughing up a storm.
And then … maybe I’ve seen too many movies where a horrible car crash takes away a parent … but I’m VERY WORRIED that the dad is driving on the wrong side of the road!
He’s so worried about his little girl that he’s forgotten how to drive! He’s looking at her in the bus, and look out! A big truck is headed your way and doesn’t see you, Dad! Oh man, the dad gets mangled in a horrendous car crash and the girl is traumatized for life, having just witnessed the whole thing!
Yeah, I’ve probably seen too many movies. Still, you’d think that Subaru would at least put a big fat one-way street sign somewhere to keep our minds from straying into TRAGIC CITY!