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Well, someone posted that the Carls Jr. commercial is still running. It is. But, if you notice carefully, the teacher has been edited out, which was the source of the complaints.

Carls scored big. They got all kinds of press out of this one. Then, they do the "right thing" so it won't hurt business. Maybe, though, the bulimia and anorexia groups will complain, saying this "flat buns" thing is making women think they need to lose weight. Of course, eating fast food at Carls isn't the way to get "flat buns".

I read in the newspaper all these people boycotting Carls Jr. because of the commercial. What I want to know is this. Did all these fools go to Wendy's during that whole "there's a thumb in my chili" controversy?

Once it turned out that woman had lied, and put them thumb there (don't ask; it wasn't a hitch hiker mishap...but her husbands friend that lost it at work).

Wendy's lost so much business. Which seems odd to me. At the time, I thought...even IF this is true, the odds of someone else losing a thumb have to now be astronomical. I figured it was bogus, though. And, they lost millions from customers that feared, uh, finding another digit in their food (I did always think there was something suspicious about their square hamburgers, but I digest).

So, I made sure I gave them more business after all that. I felt bad for the company (okay, that, and there chocolate frosty's must have heroin in them, they're so good).

I don't know why others don't do things like this.

I had to get sheep skin seat covers on my new car, and I went to a place that advertises in the Reader. When I get a car stereo next week, I'll do the same.

One time, when having lunch with another employee at the Reader, I suggested we go to a restaurant that advertises with us. They didn't seem to care, and thought I was weird for suggesting it.

I think everyone else is weird. Why not patronize places that give your company money?

No, instead, all we do is bitch and moan when we see kids singing about "flat buns" and we say we won't eat there again.

We are a society that complains, complains, complains. How many people have written letters to complain over the years? And, do you ever write a letter to tell a company that you were happy they went above and beyond in providing for you? I'm guessing no.

Now, if I can only remember which of those fast food places is open until 1:00 a.m. I want a chocolate shake (note to self: contact ad agency about a new rap song, where a sexy woman is "shaking" her "buns" -- that can be advertising two products at once!!!)

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