this post contains disturbing images … I had to mix myself a strong G&T before I could even get myself to write this post, I suggest you do the same!
See this: G&T, life is good!
Now let’s shift the focus to the back of that image – what might this be?
The HORROR – It’s GIRLY TEA!
Just to illustrate the full extent of the HORROR – that wooden box too is FULL to the brim with the stuff:
And that is genius marketing (aka: the ultimate marketing scam) in action!
Does anybody even drink this
Judging by the number of cups of
tea girly stuff I make for my wife, then pour down the drain untouched, this all about anticipating and enjoying the idea of soon having some ‘zen’, ‘winter-bliss’, ‘calmed nerves’, ….
… but actually drink it?
And it’s the same wherever I go:
Host: “hey, would you like a cup of tea?”
Veit: “sure, that would be great”
Host: “how about some ‘Zen Balance’, or ‘Strawberry Surprise’, or ‘Orange infused Roiboos’ …”
Veit: “how about you grow a pair?” (*)
I have no freakin’ idea how they get away with selling something nobody really likes, but hey, who am I to argue, I’m not selling this stuff by the boat-load….
But, now imagine you had a product that actually delivers on that promise … (**)
(*) no, I haven’t been man enough to say it out loud, but been thinking it many times, especially when the host is the ‘man of the house’…
(**) hang on, G&Ts?