Yesterday, I received a flier in the mail from none other than KFC. They had a spectacular photogenic family on the front dressed in white Gap T shirts and smiling from ear to ear as if they were worshiping the fried chicken gods.
"Back to School Family Special" for only $19.99 CDN stated the flier.
For $19.99 plus *HST tax, you too can have ten pieces of chicken, medium fries, and gravy with two containers of salad. Have you ever seen the size of their salads and where do they purchase the cabbage that produces such a neon green colour?
Obviously, the family on the front of this flier does not eat KFC Fried Chicken if you look at them closely. They are fit, do not have zits and I do not see one darn grease spot on their pristine white shirts. They certainly do not dress like the customers I see standing in line at KFC. In fact, they resemble a lot of the activists I saw protesting outside the chicken establishment yesterday about their buckets and what they do to the environment.
Just look at Dad closely - now there is a bucket protester if I ever saw one.
According to the forest activists in the "Dogwood Alliance", a sizable percentage of the Colonel's U.S. market red-and-white tubs were sourced from trees in the environmentally pristine Green Swamp in southeastern North Carolina.
The devil you say?
Do you honestly think the people I see purchasing chicken at KFC care about where their buckets come from?
There are no mashed potatoes and also no "Double Downs" sold in Canada as the country chose not to sell them, much like they turned down Fox News's application to broadcast.
All that juicy cheese stuffed between two battered chicken pieces that come with jumper cables to revive you were stopped dead in their poultry tracks at the border. No word if the grilled version made it through the lines.
Do you think Joe Canada's family pictured up there is munching down on a KFC chicken special right now? I honestly think that if they had choices they would eat the paper bucket instead. They obviously know it would be more nutritious and less harmful to your heart.
Colonel Sanders once quoted that there's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery as he said that you couldn't do any business from there anyways.
Obviously he never ate his chicken.
Images and Words Linda Seccaspina 2011
* HST - is the Ontario government's move to harmonize the federal and provincial sales tax into a single 13% HST -- Rule Britannia!