I know this blog is all about positivity and finding the best part of the day, but sometimes, I just need to get something off my chest. Sometimes things, even barely significant things, weigh on you and venting them seems like the best option. I promise it won’t get too ranty….and maybe there is a chuckle in here somewhere.
So this morning, while organizing my lunch for work (I don’t brown bag it exactly…I have a lunch sack) I came across the picture above. That’s right. There was advertising on my banana.
I’ll let that sink in.
There was advertising on my banana.
When did this happen? Who decided that bananas were a place to advertise anything, let along a Disney movie? I get it. Parents want their kids to be healthy, so they’ll pack them a banana for lunch. The kid gets advertised to. Kind of subliminal, no? I wonder if the parents have caught on yet?
Skipping past that, though I am not sure we should, let’s get back to who decided this question. Was there leftover advertising money and someone said, “I know, bananas.” Who needs Super Bowl commercials when I can advertise on bananas? Why not apples? Why not peaches? Is it something about the colour yellow? Is there some connection to Beauty and the Beast I am unaware of? Wouldn’t tea have been more appropriate?
I guess if I worked in marketing, I might think this was genius. It’s new and different. It gets to the target market. It probably isn’t that expensive. I mean, the stickers got to go on anyway, so what if they contain ads?
Perhaps, I should be so condemning, If there is money to spend on banana advertising, maybe there is money to fund this blog. Maybe there is money to send me on more cycling trips.
I checked my bananas and not all of the stickers contain advertising. Does that mean there wasn’t a big enough budget? Does that mean that only select bananas were graced with the sticker ads? It gets more confusing with each passing moment.