Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Misguided Advertising

Has anyone else noticed the billboard advertising a restaurant on the way from Canberra to Sydney? It stands in a field of cattle, to the left of the road. It reads:

'There is room for all God's creatures - on the plate beside the chips and salad.'

Every time I see it, it distracts me. For a start, it seems tactless to place it right there in the midst of those poor animals. I don't think they can read, but still.

But that's not my main objection. My main objection is the phrase 'all God's creatures.' All? Are you sure? Do I really want to eat a praying mantis, or a snake, or a selection of pan-fried cane toads?. 'Grilled long pork for you love?' 'No, thanks, just chips this time, for me.'


  1. You've obviously never dined in Yorkshire.

  2. I'm still getting over the 'veggie haggis samosas' I was offered in Edinburgh once.