Today was April Fools and as always, pranksters were out in full force. Some of the funnier pranks I saw today that at least gave me a good laugh were in the form of funny advertisements that were put out today. Here are a few of the ones that gave me a good laugh:
Pizza Huts announced a new program to deliver pizzas – the Pizza M.U.T.T. delivery team (mini urban transportation team) – pizza delivery via dogs shown in this twitter feed:
Powell’s bookstore in Portland Oregon rolled out a city-wide book sharing program where you simply put an orange flag in your book and leave it laying around anywhere in the city for the next reader to pick it up. Check out their webpage via this link…this gave me a good chuckle.
Petco announced they are now offering Furever Pet Weddings:
Dockless bikeshare company Spin introduced The Dockless Horse via this video:
All of these gave me a good laugh, but I don’t know if any of them are quite as funny as the ad that Burger King ran back on April Fool’s Day in 1998 when they announced the left-handed Whopper in a full page ad in USA today. They said that all the condiments were rotated 180° to redistribute the weight of the sandwich and make it more comfortable when held in the left hand in order to please their 1.4 million left-handed burger connoisseurs served each day. Burger King’s vice president of marketing at the time, Jim Watkins, called this new product the ultimate ‘have it your way’ for left-handed customers. ….okay, that is FUNNY!
I think the best way to win people over is to make them LAUGH! Life is so serious already…what we need is MORE LAUGHTER!
I love it when someone makes me laugh in my day. Try to find a way to make someone else laugh today. It does wonders for lifting the spirit!
~Amy Rees Anderson (author of “What Awesome Looks Like: How To Excel In Business & Life “)