In My Wallet Is “Where Money And Meaning Come Together”

At the end of this Draft/FCB-made spot the announcer, in his most inclusive voice, says, “Now, you belong.” But it’s not true. I don’t belong.
I carried and used a Diner’s Club card since the 1990s, and never had a problem, but when Darby and I had one 30-day late on our Hilton Head house last year, our house of credit collapsed. According to the banks, once you miss a mortgage payment by 30 days you’re a horrible risk. That you have years, or decades, of on-time payments with them is no protection.
When Diner’s Club yanked my card, I owed them close to $3000. Today, I owe them nothing. But I feel like they owe me something, like an apology and a new card with an open line of credit. Maybe then I will “belong,” again. Blah!

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.