HomedyslexiaThe Feelgood Potatoes

I’m one of those people who likes to pay attention to coupons and sales. Who am I to turn down the chance to save a little money on things we need to buy anyway?

Naturally, I look through the weekly coupons one of the local newspapers sends us every week.

Now, January hasn’t been particularly kind to us in terms of our health. So far, I’ve beaten a comparatively mild shingles infection, and caught some sort of respiratory/throat virus almost immediately after I finished the antivirals.

As anyone with dyslexia can attest to, when you’re not feeling well, reading gets harder. As I was going through the coupons, I came to this page and burst into a fit of laughter.

Sure, this is just a stupid advertizing gimmick, but it wasn’t the picture or the cheesy name that got me. It was the fact that I saw “Potato Album” instead of “Photo Album”.

Immediately, my brain reemagined all those characters as potatoes and pictured how they’d react to the assorted ways we prepare potato based dishes.

A little morbid, maybe, but imagining those vapid expressions on potatoes as they were being boiled, mashed and cut up just cracked me up.

I still keep envisioning the guy in the white jacket as a baked potato sitting in the oven and rambling, “Duuuuuuude. It’s hot in here, dude. Does it feel hot in here t’ you? Maaaaaan, I got the munchies. You got any potato chips, dude?”

Meanwhile, there’s a bowl of potato chips sitting in the kitchen, peering nervously at the oven.

Oddly enough, I don’t think that’s what the marketers had in mind when they came up with the Feelgood Family.

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