Yes, it is true: you can't fix stupid. No matter what the clerks' union comes up with, it will never get away from the image of what was quite possibly the most inane advertisement ever to be put on Pennsylvania's airwaves. It is so bad in so many ways that the entire nation is laughing at the state, and the idiots who put this together for broadcast.
That bunch of idiots would be the UFCW Local 1776 media office and an outfit called Strategic Communications (the link is provided in case you want to put this gang of ham-handed 'communicators' on your company's Do Not Call list). It is so bad that one of the union's own members said on Facebook, "I work for this system and I personally find this ad embarrassing.
Their true intentions are to keep our jobs (which I do not mind), but Ads
like these are utterly ridiculous." Obviously he wishes to remain anonymous.
I have not seen one positive response anywhere. I would like to read one just to get an idea of what kind of person thinks this was a good idea. Those that don't are legion, If you haven't seen the stories, here are a baker's dozen of them. Be sure to read the comments: they just don't get any better.
7.) http://tinyurl.com/njtuhwc (About 7 minutes in)
13,) And my own lambasting published here last week.
Enjoy, have fun and don't laugh too hard. Remember: this year privatization killed the little girl; last year, they killed her father. If this drags on one more year...that's going to be a pretty lonely ad campaign. But it's still going to be stupid, because there's just no way this line of reasoning is ever going to make sense.