Reading it ALLApril 23, 2007
The other day I was sitting in Panera Bread restaurant with my sweetie and we were both having a Diet Snapple. I started to read the label (I read labels…they are more interesting than you think) and this is what I read:
“No calories (then an arrow pointing to the bottom)…their agent wanted a multi-year deal.”
Hilarious! I love it. Someone obviously came up with that in the marketing department at about 1:30 a.m.
Then I looked at my sweetie’s bottle and this is what hers said:
“No calories….Yep, one day they just got up and left.”
You miss so much when you read only the stuff everyone else reads. One time, I picked up a book at the library just because of its title. It was called “The First Men’s Guide to Ironing”. I couldn’t care less about learning to iron any better than I do, but the title caught me. As I usually do, I read the acknowledgements. This time, I wasn’t disappointed. Here is what he said:
“I would like to thank all those people who have helped me in my life to become what I am today. I would like to; but I can’t. No one helped me. No one ever helps me. In this project, as with everything else in my life, I did it myself. No one carefully watched over the manuscript or fed me muffins when I had writer’s block or held my hand when rejection letters came in. No, I did this all myself and I face either the scorn or the praise alone”.
See what I mean? When you don’t read it all, you can miss such classic lie-based thinking.