Why are “home cooked” or “made from scratch” considered positive attributes when advertising food. Am I the only one that has noticed that the goodness of home cooked food depends entirely on who’s at home cooking it? I can’t be only one who has ever eaten horrible food out of politeness when visiting friends.
I make an awful pie crust. It has the consistency of cardboard. So why would the fact that the one they want me to buy was made from scratch appeal to me? Give me the pie crust that was perfected in a test kitchen and found to be the most popular with focus groups. Give me the pie crust that comes out perfectly every single time. You can keep your “made from scratch” pie crust and I’ll have the “focus-group tested” pie crust and we’ll see whose taste buds are happier.
Why do businesses advertise that they are “family- owned”? Why are we supposed to be drawn to choosing them over their competitors? My family’s crazy. Why would I believe yours is any better? We can barely make it through a meal. Why would I think you can function well all day at work together? None of the children grew up and had the gumption to go out and find work of their own. They all had to go to work for their parents because they couldn’t find their own job. Definitely not inspiring. Are these the people I should put my trust in to have a job professionally and competently taken care of? I’m dubious.
Where did they come from? I suspect some crazy scientist figured out how to mate a mouse with an aggressive German Shepherd. They’re too little to be a dog. They have the attitude of royalty. Why have they become so popular? I don’t get it. Their bark is shrill enough to make you wish you were deaf and it never stops. Their nails on the floor boards, like nails on a chalkboard, can drive you slowly insane. Like I said, I don’t understand it.
My neighbor’s bumper sticker:
My neighbor has a bumper sticker on his car that says, “Break Jaws not Laws”. It’s so confusing to me? Who printed up those stickers and what is the message they’re trying to convey? Should I tell him that breaking someone’s jaw is actually against the law and in fact a second degreed felony,,,possibly first degree depending on the circumstances? Every day as I walk past with my dog these questions go through my mind and I simply don’t get it. It does make me worry about my neighborhood a little bit though.