Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bad advertising


I walk by this deli every day on my way to work. And every day I chuckle to myself, because I really just don't see how this advertisement helps to bring in customers. I can think of a whole slew of things they could advertise to entice customers and get them salivating... but corned beef? First of all, corned beef isn't something that most people dream about. Secondly, ANY type of meat that would melt in my mouth makes me extremely suspicious. I don't want anything that is supposed to be chewed to dissolve in my mouth, just like that. Lastly, (and this is for Claire) I have absolutely no idea why it is necessary to put "corned beef that melts in your mouth!" in quotation marks. Any editor or English major for that matter would refuse to eat there simply based on principle.

5 comments:

Brian and Rachel Maxwell said...

Hey heather!
I just thought I would write you a little note and say I totally agree with you! I don't think I would go there to get corned beef either. I totally agree with the fact that meat isnt supposed to melt in your mouth. Anyways just wanted to say hi and see how you are? I miss seeing you around the family events. I hope everyhting is well. You can totally check out our blog if you would like!
See ya
Rachel

Wes said...

Maybe you don't salivate over the thought of some nice corned beef, but I sure do! I like the taste, just not all the fat that usually comes along with it. I never thought of it as a Jewish thing though? Corned beef and cabbage is like the quintessential St. Patrick's Day meal, maybe there is a larger Jewish/Irish association that I am not aware of. Nevertheless, odd sign.

Schlofmans said...

LOL! That is really funny I must say!

Brian and chelsea said...

I think it's even more odd that they advertise corned beef that is 93 years old. No wonder it is melting in mouths... after that long, it has turned into moldy liquid.

Jecca Lee Ivie Johnson said...

I wonder what fake Jewish corned beef tastes like?