Thursday, January 20, 2011

Let's Change the Meanings of All Words




Strip away for a moment your numbness to advertising and read the wording on the product above carefully. Then you’ll truly appreciate this goof.

So a guy in Florida fills up his shopping cart with eight of these particular boxes of Tide and just walks out of the store. Security tried to stop him, but most retail chains enforce policy onto their “protection” officers not to touch shoplifters. Following procedure, the security guard called the authorities. After the police officers listened to the guy’s side of it, they allowed him to go.

It just goes to show that companies are so used to lying, so desperate to throw any word on a product to persuade you to buy it, and are so far removed from reality that they don’t know what words mean anymore. The product has different wording on it now. Whereas I’m sure that the makers chalked the label up as a mistake, I bet the marketing executive who came up with the “free” thing now has lots of “free” time on their hands.


Gusto Dave

6 comments:

The Golden Eagle said...

You'd think someone would have alerted them to the fact people would take it at face value . . .

N. R. Williams said...

Funny Dave. I remember a number of years ago that a local car dealership offered to sell a car for so many bananas. Someone showed up with those bananas and the car dealership had to honor the sale. LOL
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Patricia Stoltey said...

That's pretty funny, and I can see why they might let the guy walk...but hopefully he didn't get to keep the detergent. I don't believe for a minute he thought that soap was free.

Chiseled in Rock said...

Eagle, I thought the same thing, too. The only thing I can figure is it was apathy on some employees part.

Dave

Kenney Mencher said...

I love the whole semantic spin on things. It's so weird though that the cops let him walk, are you sure it really really happened? Where's you find it?

Chiseled in Rock said...

It's hard to be sure of anything that you find on the internet. ;)

Dave