After the tripe picture in my last post, you surely must have known that I’d return to the topic.
When I think of tripe, I think of a dinner I had on my tour of Italy. The tour company arranged for the group to occupy a little ristorante that would have been really romantic if I had been there with a horny female friend. The food was excellent and we were all having some great conversations with the people at our tables.
Enter the tour guide. He asks us to quiet down and listen to the opera singers that will be performing for us. I’m no opera aficionado, but the singers were reasonably good even if I and most of the the others would have preferred to chat.
And then it finally happened.
The opera singers pulled a CD of themselves from their pockets and started prancing from table to table asking if anyone would like to purchase a copy. By the time they reached my table, they were looking incredibly annoyed when no one raised their hand.
Moral of the story: If you’re trying to sell products by associating them with a memorable moment, don’t destroy the moment. People aren’t always stupid.