Thursday, July 10, 2008

Of babies and big macs

Imagine ShallowGal's surprise when she found the following e-mail in her inbox this morning.

You’re having a baby. Congratulations. We know how excited you are. And how many questions you’ll have over the course of your pregnancy and in the coming years.

Questions? Darn tooting I have questions. (1) PCSguy probably has a few too.

Here's what I think happened. Someone named ShallowHal or ShallowPal or maybe ShallowGal 2008 is actually pregnant and she mistyped her e-mail address in her excitement to share the news with Enfamil. Now I have nothing against Enfamil, and SG is always happy to have a few cans on hand for foster babies that show up long after Target closes. But could you imagine how sad SG would be if she got that e-mail and was actually struggling with infertility? Or had just had a miscarriage? Does any woman really need that stress from a formula company?

Irresponsible marketing, Enfamil. Try harder.

And as long as ShallowGal's being all political and controversial (2) did you hear about the American Family Association's boycott of McDonald's ? From their website:

It is about McDonald's, as a corporation, refusing to remain neutral in the culture wars. McDonald's has chosen not to remain neutral but to give the full weight of their corporation to promoting the homosexual agenda, including homosexual marriage.

The FULL WEIGHT of their corporation. So true. I walked into a MickeyDs the other day and there were rainbow flags everywhere and gay porn playing on the monitor. No wait. That was Wal-Mart who the AFA boycotted because they allegedly promoted the Brokeback Mountain DVD over The Chronicles of Narnia which was released the same day. No, I'm still confused, that was Ford, Disney, American Girl, IKEA. . . .

ShallowGal wonders exactly where are all the nut jobs supposed to eat and shop?

ShallowGal and posse haven't spent much time at McDonald's since reading Fast Food Nation. But it's the funniest thing. All of a sudden, SG is craving a Big Mac. (3)

As always, this was ShallowGal and I'm here to help.

1) first off what's the deal with my font today?
2) Am too!
3) Get it? Craving? To tie back to the email that told me I was pregnant. Too subtle?


Keeper Of All Things said...

I didn't get the cravng reference ...but then again I'm Blond living in a moment!!
Love your blog!

vuboq said...

vuboq would consider going to the Rainbow Flag Waving, Gay Porn Showing McDonalds ... even though he hasn't been in a McDonalds (except to use the facilities) in years ... and there's really not much a vegetarian can order there anyway.

Becca said...

I'm pretty sure I would have a few seconds of panic if I got an email like that. "WHAT?! When did THAT happen?? Come on, I know my memory isn't the best, but SERIOUSLY...."