But the commercial concluded with a counter-level shot of purchases being passed over an under-counter scanner at checkout. They were careful to show the product logos to the camera, of course.
Let me repeat that. The camera, with a scanner-level point of view, is seeing the *front* of the packages.
UPC symbols are typically on the *back* of retail packages.
Therefore, sound effects to the contrary, *none* of these packages were actually being scanned.
I'm just detail-oriented enough to be distracted by that. I mean, I *know* I'm being lied to, I just resent being lied to ineptly.