Thursday, November 8, 2012

Arachibutyrophobics Beware!

In the interest of full disclosure, I want to inform you that November is not only for writers who revel in raisin bread.

It is also National Peanut Butter Lovers month.

And if you were a child in the 1970’s, I’m pretty sure this news has you striking a Scream pose (à la Edvard Munch) right about now.

For the rest of you – just thank your lucky stars that you don’t share our Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup PTSD.

You see, back in the day, they ran television commercials that featured a guy – a normal, sane individual – nibbling on a chocolate bar while strolling down the street.

So far so good, huh?

Well, this completely rational human being runs SMACK into another guy walking in the opposite direction… who just so happens to be chowing down on a HUGE tub of peanut butter.

(SPOILER ALERT) The two dudes then completely disregard germs and saliva, try the combo, and deem it to be totally super-fantastic or somesuch.

But beyond the obvious hygiene issues –what always mystified me about these ads was the guy pigging out on the TUB of PB.

What kind of unhinged lunatic does this sort of thing?

Well… The Peanut Butter Lover kind, obviously.

And now it’s November – THEIR month!

Trust me, they’re out there on a sidewalk near you.

You have been warned.

Protect your chocolate…

AND the raisin bread.

PROMPT: It’s all about ambling along with unusual objects today. Is that guy headed your way really hauling a …….?

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