Parsley and Thyme

Tongue Twister

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I wish that people in general (and organizations in particular) paid more attention to detail. Needless to say, I am finicky about “details” myself. To give you some statistics – in about the same time that “non-detail” folks would complete around 10 tasks, yours truly will most likely be found still fussing over her first one. But don’t imagine that you will find me complaining – I am usually so content with the quality of the end product I come up with, that it more than compensates for the sluggishness that my folks incessantly complain about. In short – I am a happy cud-chewing cow 🙂 Anyway the actual point here happens to be larger. Which lies in the fact that detailing can be do-or-die for companies. Careless branding, for instance, can kill. And how!

I was running through this very spool of thoughts soon after hubby dear related an incident involving a friend at work. Now this young lady was down with a bout of nasal infection and decided to visit her doc. And all was (un)well until she decided to pick up the prescribed medicine from a local pharmacy. When she innocently enlightened the pharmacist with the name of the prescribed drug, she was rather taken aback at being rudely written off. His reply “We don’t sell that kind of stuff here, please look for it elsewhere” probably flashed the light bulb for the lady. And apparently it was not without reason. The name of the offending medicine was – hold your breath – SINEAID ! Didn’t get it yet ? See a similarity to its more popular (read deadly) cousin “cyanide” ?

Now go figure the poor man’s wrath.

P.S : Due courtesy to “SP” from hubby’s office for giving us such a good laugh.

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Written by Kanchana

March 11, 2008 at 1:53 am

Posted in Humor

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  1. LOL! Am pretty sure the guy who thought of that name would have lost his job by the time the product bombed at the market 🙂

    Amadeus

    March 18, 2008 at 5:27 am


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