This is something that has been bothering me for a while and even though I discussed it with my family and friends, I though I would run this by TFW members. What is your stance on forced advertising? This is not the television commercials or advertisements in magazines (although getting out of control) but more so the apparent obsession of marketing companies to use anything and everything to get the message of the new product out. Some examples, - The Mall that I work in has public washrooms, above every urinal there are flat screen TVs that play commercials and movie previews, short things while you piss. - On some of the shopping carts that they have at the local Grocery story, there are little advertisements imbedded in the handles of the carts. - The television commercials that they play before the movie starts (not the previews, but the commercials that would be played any given night on TV. Sometimes the theater also has some running in the theater before the movie starts. I’m sure if you look hard enough there are (to) many examples everywhere. Why is it a problem? Marketing companies make money at the expense of consumers. A person should be able to take a piss without watching a commercial and the more ‘free space’ that is taken up by stupid ads for whatever, the less black space that we as consumers can look at. Any thoughts???