Exhibit A: Mainland Cracker Cuts.
Exhibit B: Western Society.
This post is to simply convey how absolutely flabbergasted I am at this product. The other night, Mr W and I were curled up on the couch watching an episode of a new favourite, Iron Chef, when our eyes were assaulted during an ad break by Mainland’s new product – Cracker Cuts. I could see Mr W in my peripheral vision, he looked nervous and fidgety like he’d just said something that he shouldn’t have, but it was also the same look that he gets when he knows that I am going to explode at something so offensive that everything in a three meter radius will cop it. He sat 30cm from me. Oh, like when one of our blessed corporate consumer giants continue to enable our growing ever-laziness by creating “products” that they hock for exorbitant prices in the hope that one day we will all become slobbering, dependant vegetables.
I mean, COME ON. How long does it actually take to cut up a slice of cheese for a cracker??
In all honesty, I can say that I do understand the concept of pre prepared Cheese Slices as slicing cheese is a skill to be learned and can be quite arduous for those of us with spindly arms and low quality knives. But Cracker Cuts?? Are we that lazy? Are we that put out at the thought of having to cut our slice of cheese into four squares to be placed upon our four crackers? Are we really going to pay a company to cut our cheese slice in four?
I certainly am not and I urge you to stand up and proudly say “I will cut my own cheese!”
Wherever you are – Do it now.