She looked straight at me. “Fred Astaire worked with Ginger Rogers,” she said, “And you’re not ginger.”
And the moral of the story is - with advertising someone is always going to misunderstand what you say. Some respond by making their adverts dead simple, but that tends to make matters worse.
Making the advert interesting is by far the most important part of advertising, and if someone misunderstands, that is compensated by the extra sales.