So here it is.
An ad that beseeches me to buy Pepsi and pop corn, because of which Rs.10/- would be donated to the education of a girl child.
Would you buy that Combo offer of Pepsi and Popcorn? ( And that too called Classroom Combo) Just because, a grand sum of Rs.10/- would go to educating a girl child as you you burped and munched. If I were you, i wouldn’t.
What can such ads do, at the least ?
Perhaps, reduce the volume of the protests made by a conscience deep inside you.
‘Aerated drinks are bad’
‘Popcorn adds to calories’
You just had two ice creams. Post dinner.
This movie is not going to be worth all of this.
‘Anbumani Ramadoss will be angry with you’
and such other choruses would be drowned in one line : ‘after all this is for a good cause’ !
That idea seems to serve the devil, who wouldn’t know the difference between Pearly gates and Watergate. Perhaps.
Peddling junk food in the name of learning & charity is as low as it can get.
That too with a bold a tag line, as bold as ‘learn to give’! Making a virtue of every post Pepsi burp and pre-consumption burst of corn. And does it not sound as though, folks who stay a good planet away from such jumbo double whammies, are loathsome misers who will guard Rs.10/- with the might of a certain Raj !!!
Filled with a certain degree of malignant ill-feeling, I write. So, even as the poster cooed ‘learn to give’, i just had to write this to equalise. In my own Lilliputian world, I just had to give it back to Pepsi and Popcorn !