thanks for the warning, Channel 8!

As we watched the end of our favorite TV show Wednesday night, a local news spot came on warning us of a product recall on a "popular frozen dinner item". The spot played at least three times within a 15 minute period.

Aaron stated from the kitchen that if it was THAT important, why don't they just tell us now instead of selling their news program? Public health? Cool! We can make everyone watch in dread for their lives as they sit there for the next 30 minutes staring at their TV dinner, afraid to touch it.

We never watch the news. This was too good to miss. At the top of the hour - they had the decency to make it the first story - the anchor announced that the "popular frozen dinner item" in question was two national frozen pizza brands (Tony's and Pagoda), frozen egg rolls, spring rolls, tacos, and pizza twists. They were all made by Schwan's; the same company that also makes Red Baron and Freschetta. Several shipments - not ONE. SEVERAL - had been found with glass shards in them. (Hello? Yes, for my free extra topping, I'd like an array of random, sharp, invisible objects please.)

Aaron and I looked at each other, incredulous. A news station just kept this information in their pocket on a week night, when half the American population is eating frozen dinners.

Then I burst into laughter as, in the next break, a 30-second commerical aired for Tony's Pizza.


Blogger Jules said...

You have to hand it to them though for staying with a sponser through good times and bad.

"Thanks for watching. Now please go buy this product that will most likely kill you before our next broadcast."

11:53 AM


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