Monday, June 21, 2010

What were they thinking?

As seen in the local Dollar Store.
An interesting marketing concept.
Are they suggesting these are similar products
or that perhaps they can be used
in conjunction with one another.
Can you imagine the interview process for sales clerks?
Interviewer: "Please identify these products."
Prospective employee: "Well, that there is rat poison and them are candy."
Interviewer: "Tell me about them."
Prospective employee: "They can both be eaten."
Interviewer: "Congratulations! You are our new merchandising manager."

I, for one, will have second thoughts
about ever buying candy from this store.


Tabor said...

Or buying rat poison!

Brian Miller said...

oh my...hope no one gets confused...err...

Me said...

Oh my! It's been a really long day. When I first scanned the pic after reading the header "What were they thinking", I thought you were going to talk about the "Salted Nut Roll" ...the rat poison zipped right by me until I read all the way through!! LOL!

Ummm...yeah, either way, NOTE TO SELF: don't buy edibles at the dollar store. :)

Caty said...

maybe they were thinking "if we put the poisons on the top shelf out of kids reach and the candy lower..." oh who knows what they were thinking ;)

Cloudia said...

er uh...

Aloha from Waikiki

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Donda said...

I must say the "salted nutroll" was my focal point ...but keep that on the down...wouldn't want my husband to know LOL Reminds me of the side by side billboard I saw once, one was for Steak and Shake yummo and the one right next to it a pest control service with a big a$$ roach on it! Bet marketing guy doesn't have his job anymore!

Monkey Man said...

Mrs. MM took this photo with her Droid then sent the pic to friends with a warning not to send their 10year olds to the store with a dollar to buy anything at the candy counter.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Wow! Just wow! Great picture! You know I can appreciate a great picture!

Shadow said...

that is just plain wrong!

Joanna Jenkins said...

I have second thoughts about ever buying any food in those stores. But the rest of the stuff is fine with me. And rat food by the kids sweets-- CRAZY.

Dianne said...

my discount store won't even bag cleansors with food items.
and what if an earthquake hits, the poison is on top!
non-english speaking customers beware.
the word verification today: seeless.

moondustwriter said...

don't they know about gravity??? Rat poison above the candy - great idea

Happy Tuesday Monkey Man

Tess Kincaid said...

The employees in my local Dollar Store aren't too bright, either. Sheesh.

Marla said...

This has lawsuit written all over it.