Tuesday, January 23, 2007

That's Really, Really Not What They Meant

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how I sometimes absorb the wrong, usually food related message from media. Looks like I'm in good company. Jenny, of the fabulous ljcfyi, wrote that seeing "Chicken Run" made her want chicken pot pie, and seeing "Super Size Me" made her crave a burger. Ha!

My mom has an even better one. While on hold with a hotel concierge, she listened to a long string of recorded event listings, including the game time of the San Jose Sharks. "It's Shark Season!" the ad proclaimed.

"Yum, shark," she thought absently. Later, we explained that it was the local ice hockey team. She responded, "How was I supposed to know? There's a good restaurant in the hotel, so I thought the ad was for the food."

6 comments:

Mamacita Tina said...

So your family has food on the brain, it's in the genes! Crack me up.

wayabetty said...

That's funny! Oh, speaking of sharks, ohhh, sushi!!! I have the same "problem", I equate everything to food, esp. more now that I'm pregnant.

Mayberry said...

Ha! Maybe the SJ Sharks should do a cross-promotion with a restaurant...

Occidental Girl said...

That's funny. All it takes is a little suggestion to think of food. I'm all about food, too.

YF said...

that is a good one! i can just imagine your mom going to the restaraunt saying that she heard the ad...

Girl con Queso said...

Hilarious. The stories about your family always crack me up. I love it.