Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Burger King continues to herald the decline of western civilization

Really, if you’ve reached a point where you freak out because you can’t get a Whopper, then don’t breed. That’d be like bitching when the waitress says, “We don’t have Coke, is Pepsi okay?”

Hey, here’s a commercial idea, Burger King!

Customer: “Um, I guess gimme a Whopper, with tomatoes and oni –
Cashier: “I’m sorry, ma’am, we’re no longer serving the Whopper.”
Customer: “What? No longer serving the Whopper??”
Cashier: “It’s been taken off the menu.”
Customer: “Well … I guess just give me a salad, then. I probably need to cut back on the fast food anyway.”


Rev. Joshua said...

Yeah, this is probably just another sign that the terrorists are going to win. If we as Americans cannot handle the minor inconvenience of not getting the exact type of hamburger that we want, how are we going to react when...eh, you get the picture.

Ron said...

This commercial, like the new American Gladiators, is extremely scripted. Why would people believe that a camera crew is there to interview folks because BK no longer sells a whopper? "Hey look Rosie! They aren't selling the whopper and we can be on the news!"


Rev. Joshua said...

I certainly wouldn't put a hoax past anyone, but having spent a lot of time in the customer service industry I can safely say that those reactions are entirely believable coming from the incredibly ego-centric and over-entitled American consumer.

Nate said...

Yeah, I tend to go with the Rev on this one, because those people they have on there ... they don't look like no actors, that lot.

Ron said...

I guess I just come from an era where a hamburger is a hamburger. If I were to order a whopper (which I wouldn't because I don't want to get fatter) and they told me they didn't carry them anymore, I'd say "Ok, I'll have a regular hamburger then." I certainly wouldn't cause a scene like those people appear to have done.

If those people aren't actors, would you think that many people would sign a consent form to show the video if you freaked out about a hamburger???