All around us we see proof that people are stupid. It’s a phenomenon that won’t go away. Which is bad for society, but good for bloggers – we get an endless supply of blog material, exemplified by my friend Brandon over at My Own Private Idaho. He has a knack for finding stupidity in the world and sharing it with all of us.
Last week I came home to find a flyer rolled up in the front door of our house. It was for a local pizza place called Chanticlear Pizza. Their food is actually good so anytime they want to send me a coupon I’m willing to accept it. Take a look at the flyer:
Upon close inspection I noticed something odd about the flyer. On the top it advertises a SPRING / SUMMER SPECIAL they are offering. And yes, just below that it says my neighborhood (lucky us) was selected to get the FALL / WINTER SPECIAL.
It seemed odd to mention specials for all four seasons in one flyer, so I came up with a few possibilities to explain this:
1. Their marketing dude is just plain cheap. In his mind, he’s saving the company money by promoting specials that are still 6 months away. Kind of like killing two birds with one cheap ass flyer.
2. The pizza joint is some kind of space / time transporter. Most of the general public is forced to accept their Spring / Summer special… HOWEVER, when someone from my neighborhood comes in they are zipped back in time to last winter! This is amazing! I could go back and bet a shitload of money on the Super Bowl!
But less face it… the most likely possibility is this:
3. They are idiots. My guess is they sped through the flyer process so fast that they didn’t notice the error, and still haven’t noticed. Or if they did notice it wasn’t until after they were all printed. That is no excuse by the way… we print marketing flyers at my job on occasion and something like this would cost just PENNIES to reprint. That would be money well spent – if for no other reason than to avoid getting called out for being a moron on blogs!
Just when I think I am running out of ideas for the blog, some moron comes along and helps me out. Thank God for Morons!