If there was ever a need for a spokesperson for the profitability of product placement, I would be it. I have no resistance whatsoever. If I see Joey eating a pizza, I pick up the takeout menu.
I even do it to myself. Just the other day, I had a nightmare that I was being hunted down by a mob gang. I was eventually caught and bundled into a little room with no windows and one of those swinging lights you see in suspense scenes in movies. The point of this recap is that the mob leader came and sat opposite me in this little room – and he was eating a burrito. I woke up, fearful for my life. I did eventually calm down, but all I could think all day was, “ooh, I could kill for a burrito.”
Perhaps the nightmare was my consciousness, calling out to me from deep within my brain, telling me to go and get some Mexican? It’s likely. Freud would have a field day with my subconscious…The point is that once I have an image of a specific food in my head, my senses seem unsatisfied until I get it. This of course makes watching TV very difficult. Thank God for Sky plus, or I would be huge by now. I find the worse culprits to be Pizza Hut and Domino’s, anything described by the woman who is the voice for the Marks and Spencer adverts, and of course any type of chocolate bar that doesn’t contain fruit (this is an atrocity and should be illegal).
Is it just me? Am I the only person who is affected this badly by the images of food? To find out, I’m going to conduct an experiment… Ready?
Kit Kat Kit Kat Kit Kat Kit Kat Kit Kat Kit Kat Kit Kat
If anyone now goes out and decides they’re going to take a break the only way it should be done, (I know I want one) let me know please, our research could make headlines.
If I could pay to remove all food adverts from my TV, life would be so much simpler. And that would have been the end of it, until they legalised product placement. Now it’s everywhere, and my taste buds (and hips) have no escape. So really, I probably shouldn’t be the spokesperson, because I would curse them with the force of a thousand spells and publically sue them for gym membership.