What’s Wrong With This Picture?
April 3, 2013 58 Comments
You know how you cruise through your day, bumping into things. And, then, something stops you in your tracks.
All Snack Girl was trying to do was buy gas at her local Cumberland Farms when she saw this sign. Okay.....
I asked you, “What’s wrong with this picture?” when I should have asked you “What isn’t wrong with this picture?”.
Here is what I think is crazy about this advertisement:
- I am in a convenience store attached to a gas station. What are they doing selling breakfast sandwiches? This isn’t McDonald’s.
- Steak AND cheese? What are you trying to do to us?
- What kind of steak are they selling for $2.99? Clearly not a premium cut :)
You know, all I wanted to do was fill my car up with gas. I didn’t need anything to eat, nor would I buy a steak sandwich from a convenience store.
My problem is that everywhere I look, I am being offered food. Not just food, but crappy food. “Try Our Shamrock Shake” says the McDonald’s sign, "Try our new chocolate cake with a free sample" says a sweet lady at Stop & Shop, "Buy these cookies" says an adorable Girl Scout.
For someone who is working on eating healthier, there are so many places that offer you food when you are not expecting it. You have to go through your day with blinders on to stay away from food that is cheap and way too easy to eat.
Even Snack Girl, who writes and thinks about this all the time, finds herself munching on potato chip samples in the snack food aisle because she can't resist.
I think that some rules are helpful for dealing with the onslaught of food.
- Do not buy food where you buy gas.
- Avoid all free food samples.
- Never drive-thru a drive thru.
- Support the Girl Scout's with a direct donation.
Wouldn't it be great if the sign said, "steamed vegetables. it's what's for breakfast." or how about, "Try our new kale chips"?
I apologize for the rant, but I want us to get healthier.
How do you deal with the constant food offers?
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