Sunday, December 9, 2007

Sweet & Sour Marketing

I had Chinese food for dinner last night. (It was pretty tasty--thanks for asking.)

And then I opened my fortune cookie. This is exactly what it said:

How disappointing! I mean, fortune cookies don't drive my life or anything, but they are the classic end to a nice meal eaten out of a paperboard box with metal handles. They are sometimes brilliantly clever. Sometimes poignant. Sometimes hysterical (particularly if you add the words "in bed" to the end of their phrases).

But what the hell was this? "Did you enjoy your meal? Get one to go!" Whose bright idea was this? That's not marketing. That's just dumb.

I don't know who made this fortune cookie (but Wonton Foods in Brooklyn is the world's largest maker of them, so I link to them in the hopes that they can ensure this kind of nonsense stops).

Now, get back to giving me my lucky lottery numbers and funny expressions like, "The world looks better from a new position (in bed)."