Mayor McCheese Called, He Wants His Snapple Back. Will Trade For Milk Though.
Mayor Bloomberg and the rest of his ilk down in City Hall should be ashamed of their selves for this blatant hypocrisy. I’m calling shenanigans on the entire building. I recall, in the not-so-distant past, when all New York City Schools had an exclusive contract with Snapple to only sell their products in schools. Now drinks like Snapple and Gatorade are being treated like an unwanted STD. When Bloomy sinks his teeth into an issue, he GOES IN. Here in New York, we’re all used to Napoleon ll and his unilateral ways. Don’t believe me, ask restaurant owners, cigarette smokers or Plaxico Burress.
It’s hard to agrue with cutting back on food and drinks that can cause health problems later on in life but, it almost feels like the Mayor’s office and the Office of The City Of New York are assigning new villains every couple of months under the guise of human interest/quality of life improvements. So now what am I going to do, stock up on seltzer water and low-fat Yoohoo? I hope the plastic bag tax didn’t go into effect at the supermarket already.
How am I to know whether or not the City Office has an “in” with the dairy farmers to pump more milk into the city now that there’s a snapple-sized whole in the budget.
The campaign is effective, though: cogealed fat pouring from a juice bottle, spilling over the clear glass the same way a “oversized” person spills over into your seat on the train. And then there’s a water bottle at the bottom. The use of pink was intended to alert you, without overly cationing you: POUNDS, …YOURSELF, FAT. The make you more aware, not like you can ignore the glog of goo in the center. Good sale, but I’m not buying, I’m too damn jaded to fall for ever ploy that comes my way.