Monday, August 15, 2011

A Public Service Announcement

Here is a another commercial that I think is funny. It's too bad that none of the days of the week start with C, because then I could make it a semi-regular feature, like Music Mondays or Fewer words than usual Wednesdays. Ah, well.

The reason I like this commercial is because it talks about an issue I hold very dear to my heart: soda stealing. It's true, the people who put the thief on blast are black, and I do wonder if that was an intentional casting decision. Black people do have a reputation for being outspoken. And white people do have a reputation for taking things that don't belong to them (ha ha, I'm just kidding, white people (sort of).)

But, regardless of your race, color, creed, or national origin: DON'T STEAL SODA!! It is one of those little things that ultimately leads to the downfall of society. I bet those people at ENRON stole soda all the time.

In other news, it is very nice to see that my post Help me with The Help is eliciting some great comments and discussion. If you are a new reader--welcome! One thing that my long-time readers know, is that I don't post on any sort of regular basis. So if you want to keep updated on the goings on here at, you have a few options...

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And if you'd like to leave a comment about this video, or share any pet peeves you have in the same vein as soda stealing...I'd love to hear them.


  1. Grrrrr, yep! Soda thieves urk me greatly. While I do come 'close' to stealing soda, I'm not a soda thief. What I do is if the lemons are not there I will add a squirt of lemonade (I ask if they have any lemons and if they tell me no, I ask if I could get a squirt of lemonade in my water) I've never been told no, but I still feel like I'm stealing. Which is odd because if there are lemons, I feel fine taking a lemon or two and squeezing it into my water.

  2. Anonymous4:26 PM

    Check out Mayor Nutter's address to the church. Is this guy a Republican?