Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Bosses From The Eighth Circle Of Hell: Mexican Food

Throughout my career I've prided myself on working hard, performing what's asked of me to the best of my ability and being an all-around good employee. I've also done my best to get along with my various bosses.

Alas, sometimes that's just not possible. Sometimes you end up with a Boss From The Eighth Circle Of Hell.

Back in the 1990s I worked at a marketing agency for a rather colorful Boss.


One day The Boss was all excited because he'd just come back from a successful sales meeting with a new client. They were some kind of food distribution concern whose primary product was Mexican cuisine. The Boss immediately called a meeting with the Copywriter and me to discuss ideas for an ad campaign for this new client.

We sat around trying to brainstorm ideas for a while without much success. Suddenly The Boss spoke up and said, "I've got a great idea! It's Mexican food, right? So here's the perfect slogan: Si Si SenĂ³r, Our Tacos Won't Make You Snore!"

Cue the chirping crickets sound effect as we stared slack-jawed at him.

Fortunately the Copywriter and I were able to talk him out of using that one. 

1 comment:

  1. LOL! Good thing he listened to reason on that one.

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