Congratulations season: Jordanian hypocricy and waste of money

Government congratulation ads
The financial managers of the major daily newspapers are very happy these days. They see a river of money flowing into their already overflowing bank accounts as they publish page after page of ads from companies and citizens congratulating the new government and parliament members.

Prime minister Nader Dahabi specifically asked people NOT to publish such ads. But hey! Do you think anyone is listening. The amounts of such ads in Al-Rai for example is shocking. Faces, faces and more of the same faces. Colorful backgrounds and frames. Bad visual taste meets political and social hypocrisy.

The money spent on these ads could have easily built several children libraries or helped hundreds of poor people.

I even doubt that these ads have the desired hypocritical effect. They are undifferentiated. They are crammed into page after page of sameness.

The waste of money is deplorable.

This phenomena is a truthful commentary on our society.

6 Responses to “Congratulations season: Jordanian hypocricy and waste of money”

  1. Ahmad Al-Sholi Says:

    This is for social status “I know the PRIME MINISTER…. FEAR MEEEEEE”.
    The severe hypocricy is the dead sympathy ADs, when you weigh the dead person’s importants by:
    1. How big was the family announcement
    2. Who sympathized?
    3. How many Ads were there?
    4. In what papers? Al-Rai remains to be number 1 :)

  2. Made in Jordan Says:

    That is actually one of the reasons I stopped reading Al Rai actually…

  3. Sid Vicious Says:

    These ads are the biggest waste of money, paper, effort, time, and literally everything else that goes into the process of making them on planet earth.

  4. Hussein Naser Says:

    Wonderful essay…

  5. hussein Says:

    The waste of money is adorable.

    related to the post:

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