Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Way Too Much
I got a pack of cough drops the other day. Halls triple action cherry. Have you seen them recently?
The wrappers have changed. I guess they’re supposedly new and improved. They now have inspirational little sayings printed in the middle of a square of logos. Not just one per wrapper. No, there are multiple on each. Halls has even trademarked this, dubbing it “A Pep Talk in Every Drop”.
The sayings? Flex your “can do” muscle. Seize the day. Impress yourself today. Don’t waste a precious minute. Fire up those engines. Go for it. Don’t wait to get started. Be resilient. Dust off and get up. Buckle down and push forth!
Okay. Nothing really wrong with the message. We can all use a bit of encouragement from time to time. I’m just having a problem with it being supplied by my cough drop. I feel, I don’t know, bombarded? Assaulted? It’s just weird. And a little annoying. One tidbit per wrapper might not be so bad but several? No, thank you. Honestly, when I’m coughing my head off I don’t really care much about the wrapper or anything that may be printed on it. I simply want it to be easy to remove and the cough drop to work.