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Commercial from The Sandwich Guy

Just a little public service announcement as a favor to a friend. :) Some of you may have heard of the “phlegm incident” from a branch of The Sandwich Guy. It’s too long to post here, but to make the long story short, someone ordered a sandwich from this branch, and found out there was “phlegm” in the other half of the sandwich.

Yeah, I know, gross, right? I bet not even Rocky Patel cigars can take the taste off that, but then again what do I know?

Anyway, if you search around the Net, I think you’ll find enough info on that. But as I said, as a favor to a friend who is the marketing guy of Sandwich Guy (redundancy alert?), I’m posting their statement on this incident to help clear the air up.

Oh, and I’m removing the names, just because. Like I said, if you search around, you’ll probably find it.

The Sandwich Guy abides by the high standards of the food industry in sanitation and food handling. All its branches have an open kitchen and are designed primarily for customers to view the preparation of their sandwiches from start to finish. All its crew inside the kitchen wear aprons and hairnets. When the crew handles food, they wear food grade gloves. All the crew has passed the training for the sanitation and food handling as upheld in the food industry and approved by the franchisor.

The ingredients of the country tuna sandwich include cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce which are vegetables with high water content. If these vegetables come in contact with freshly grilled warm wheat bread, it will give off some of its water content. The said customer states in his email that it was a colorless liquid that he found on his sandwich, the same colorless liquid which a cut cucumber, tomato or lettuce will give off when exposed to a warm surface such as a freshly grilled wheat bread, which we already explained to him.

The major allegations of the customer in his email blast against The Sandwich Guy are false. We have always been available to meet with him to try to address this issue in a professional way but after his email blast, we have no choice but to file legal charges against him.

To all our valued customers, we thank you for your continued patronage. We assure you that we are serving fresh and healthy food that you have been enjoying in the same high standards of sanitation and food handling upheld in the food industry. Thank you very much.

There are some lessons that can be learned from this situation:

  1. Always make sure to check what you’re eating.
  2. If there’s a way to fix things silently without any scandal or without involving other people, do so. It would save so much time and energy from both parties.
  3. Sometimes an apology is enough. Really. And maybe some kind of compensation.
  4. Whatever is posted online will forever be found online. So be careful what you email or post.

Okay commercial off, now back to regular programming. :)

That McDonald's Commercial

I’m sure by now everyone has seen this commercial:


If you haven’t…well, you should. It’s McDonald’s newest commercial featuring childhood, first and (possibly) unrequited love. Shari explained the storyline quite well in her post about the same commercial, and I echo the entire “awww” factor even if I can’t relate fully ((HEP! The operative word here is fully. That doesn’t mean I can’t relate to it in some degree :P)) to the commercial. It’s probably the cutest and most bittersweet commercial that McDonald’s has ever made. :”>

Of course, when my teammates and I watched this yesterday, they all had these thoughts about how it might have been better if the two of them got together in the end…but that’s not the point of the commercial! It’s bittersweet! It’s unrequited first love! It’s love too late! It’s supposed to touch us in the parts that make us go “awww” and think of how it must have felt in the guy or the girl’s shoes. Like, how much did he love his first love? Did he pine for her all his life? Or maybe he’s also committed to someone already? Or what about the girl, did she feel regretful when she saw her old guy friend again? Did she ever wonder if he’s going to go for her or not and decide to move on when she realized he won’t?

Okay, someone was a bit too enthusiastic there, like she’s been seeing the effects of Solo Slim and raving. Heh, the sawi in me speaks. :P

Plus the commercial was tons better because of song they used. I’m not a really big Eraserheads fan, but the song is one from my tween’s, and it spells sentimentality that it makes me “Awww” even more. :P

The commercial was so poignant that I ended up writing a piece about it in Wordplay. It’s not a retelling in the girl’s point of view (although that’s a good idea for another Wordplay entry — must take note!), but something based on the idea of seeing old friends after a long time of not seeing them and wondering if there was something only to be slapped with reality. Aha, I know it’s so emo, but don’t we love these things? At least to some degree. ;)

Anyway, I better get to finishing today’s Wordplay entry. After a series of emo pieces, I think it’s time for something non-fiction and a bit more cheerful. :D

Happy Holidays from Mac!

One of the reasons I became a Mac convert was because of their Get A Mac ads which my teammate made me watch one day at work. I have to admit these commercials were very funny (and very smug), and I think the actor who plays the Mac is cute. :> Well he is! I guess it’s part of their advertising campaign, to make the Mac look good (which they really do) and make the PC look entirely boring by making them do only computations (which is not entirely true). Their commercials also make fun of Windows Vista a lot (heh), and continue to stress the point that Macs can run both Mac OS X and XP and Vista better than PCs do. I can’t answer that because I haven’t put XP in Aslan yet, but it seems as if they run just fine. I do feel sorry for PC in their ads (especially because I work for a PC company), but still, their commercials never fail to bring a smile or a laugh.

This year’s Christmas commercial is just as funny. If we’re friends in Yahoo! Messenger or gTalk, you might have seen my status: He sees you when you’re in sleep mode. This is where I got that line:

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Hee hee! =)) It’s pretty desperate, but I just find it funny. :) But I still like using a PC (but I love using a Mac), especially since Guilo, my office PC is doing a superb job (so far). :D

Happy Holidays from Aslan!

Eggs and Bunnies on Easter

Will asked something about the relationship of eggs and bunnies on a Christian holiday, Easter, which celebrates Christ’s resurrection. I never really thought about it, really. I have to admit that I’ve participated in Easter Egg Hunts (not winning anything, though) but I’ve never had an Easter chocolate bunny (is it really that good?).

Thinking about it now…what does eggs and bunnies have in connection with Jesus’ resurrection? Did bunnies show up when he got out of the grave? Was their main course eggs? Why?!

Okay, I’m exaggerating. Anyway, I looked up some information regarding this on one of my favorite Catholic resource websites, LifeTeen.com ((If you want to learn more about the Catholic faith, visit this site! They have easy to understand articles and answers to basic questions a Catholic or a non-believer (I think) would ask.)) and found exactly what I needed. Click on the link to read Mark Hart’s very interesting analogy with all these “symbols” in Easter and Jesus’ rising from the dead. :) Enjoy and be blessed. :)

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