As Hurricane Ike sweeps through southeast Texas leaving a trail of devastation in its wake, Ford Motor Co. has announced an exciting new vehicle promotion available exclusively to hurricane-affected areas.
“For many Texas families, the massive destruction of Hurricane Ike has wiped out everything: their homes, their pets, and—most importantly—their pickup trucks,” says a new Ford TV ad already being broadcast across Texas Saturday. “Announcing the Ford Super Ike Disaster Recovery Sale.”
Ford is offering amazing factory-authorized discounts of up to five percent off sticker price for everyone in the path of Ike’s destruction.
“I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to those that have lost their much-loved trucks as a result of this terrible hurricane,” said Ford spokeswoman Tina Guthrie. “We’re proud to extend this limited-time offer of amazing savings on 2008 and 2009 Ford trucks to those unfortunate souls that have lost everything today.”
Ford plans to run the Super Ike Disaster Recovery Sale through at least the end of September—longer if necessary. “We’re pulling out all the stops to support the victims of this tragedy,” said Guthrie.
I generally enjoy your material, however, please remove this article. There is no humor in real tragedy.
Houtek, there’s humor in everything if you look hard enough.
I boarded up my home and left it, then I got in my car and sat with my two animals, who were severely stressed out, in highway traffic, for seven hours, with blinding sun in my face, and now I sit in a hotel room I can’t afford and watch frightening television news coverage about my little town being damaged by a hurricane. I just can’t stop laughing!
Maybe you can make up a funny story about me, maybe find a spelling error or something to pick at to make me look stupid. Enjoy!
Wow. Um, I think #1 & #3 above seem to have missed the point of this story. As I read it, it’s making fun of the callous and impersonal nature of corporations, not the victims of the hurricane.
I’m with nwOrca.
It is a fact of life that we all have a difficult time looking beyond ourselves. The theme of Seinfeld is correct for many people today.
“Ask not what I can do for you. Ask what you can do for me”