Friday, May 22, 2009

"Fried Fridays: Food for thought..."

Sometime in the past couple of weeks I began thinking about all the products and advertisements I remember as a kid. From the Valleydale weiners, to the Super Sugar Crisp bear, to Fizzies tablets and a soft drink called Pomac.

Too, I'm sure some of them crossed ethical lines that you couldn't get away with the Hawaiin Punch commercial....

"How about a nice Hawaiin Punch?"



"How about some nice white asparagus?"


Poor lady. They call it 'edible ivory' in Germany, white asparagus. It's hard to come by and in season for only a very brief time, and like all good commerce venues supply and demand drives up the prices.

I don't know what she was asking for her white asparagus. They say it can go for as much as $10 per pound...all I do know is that one male motorist who pulled over to inquire about the veggies took issue with it.

A big issue.

Screaming at the top of his lungs, he assailed her for her ridiculously high prices and then proceeded to punch her in the ol' kisser. As if that weren't enough, he then threatened to unleash his attack guard dog on her. For good reason, she immediately ran away and reported him to the police.

And that's all the info there is. Did she run with the wares or did he get his asparagus afterall? Didn't his momma teach him never to hit anyone, especially a defenseless lady? What has gotten into people anymore?

As the old Tootsie Pop ad said in closing, "The world may never know."

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