A couple of months back the marketing crew at Satterley rang and asked if our family would be willing to be in the upcoming ads for the Brighton Estate. Its their policy to use ‘real people’ (rather than pretend ones I guess!) and knowing we lived there we got asked. We agreed – thought it’d be interesting, but so far we don’t seem to have made the screen. Let me know if you have seen us because as far we know we have not been used.
I assumed it was because either Danelle, Ellie or Sam didn’t scrub up too well for the camera… Then there was another call today asking if Ellie & Sam would like to be in another ad… (It was clearly Danelle who let the side down!) This time however they wanted to pay the kids $300.00 each for a 2 hour morning session and a 2 hour afternoon session…
I said ‘Of course! They’d love to do it!!’ as I listened to the cash register ching and saw my manager’s commissions rolling in. Time for the kids to start paying their way!
Then he mentioned that it was on Thursday…
The first day of our holidays…
“Sorry” I said “we’re on holidays…”
I have passed it on to some friends who also have ‘cute blonde kids’. Ellie and Sam don’t know that I gave away what to them would be a fortune so they could have an extra days holiday.
Was that a good decision you reckon?
If you watch the video below you can see what the kids thought of it… Its great to see their social conscience is so well developed and we are doing such a sensational job helping them develop concern for those in need…
(See if you can spot the pic of young Jarrod Mckenna on the filing cabinet)
Cool Hamo. But it looks like you’ll be on your own when you’re old an doddery.
Haha. What a great video.
Good decision I think.
dontcha just love it when they don’t know what the “right” answer is :-)))
my sister and her family where in an ad for delphin when they lived in SA and my mum was in the print ads – from memory they got paid well too – but… they didn’t get to go surfing
I’d take the holiday extra day too – can’t put a price on those.