Anyone who uses Facebook even occasionally will be aware of "Wish" ads. The online seller is an omnipresent distraction whenever you're scrolling through your timeline of Covid conspiracy theories, updates on your aunty's cooking, baby pictures, and Balls.ie articles. Always there are ads for what Wish think will catch your fancy, and entice you in onto their platform.
While they obviously do well enough to afford constant Facebook advertising, the choices of what Wish think I want to buy online would leave most users scratching their head. Outside of a seemingly ending display of revealing women's lingerie that frankly wouldn't suit my figure, they also consistently push a number of rather
useless unique products I couldn't possibly consider buying. Here are some examples of Wish ads from one timeline scroll today alone.
I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do with this. Would I be wearing pants?
Alas, there isn't much snow around in Ireland this August.
A classic, in fairness.
All the sexist clichés you can think of for just $12?
Something to wear in the man cave....
It's definitely time to update my gag sock collection.
You can never have too many worms.
I think Tom Brady sleeps in one of these.
And finally, the best of all. I've no idea what this thing is supposed to actually do.
To Wish ads! Long may they reign.