It’s Monday…time to get the week started. Hopefully everyone made it into work this morning. I bet there are a few out there with the “Super Bowl Flu”. I hope you feel better soon! Let’s go with some “Random Thoughts”…
THE SUPER BOWL
First, congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs — who stopped the San Francisco 49ers 20-31 in Super Bowl XIV.
A few observations from last evening…
I think they should have let the San Francisco 49ers wear their red jerseys. Imagine every player on the field in a red jersey! It definitely would have kept the game “super” interesting!
Get rid of the yellow gloves! Some of the players were wearing bright yellow gloves. More than once, I thought there was a flag on the play — and then just realized it was someone moving their hand.
Halftime…Wow, just wow. I wasn’t sure if this was a halftime show or an audition for a really big strip club! I saw several mixed reactions to the performance on social media. Some liked it, others did not. It was definitely aimed at the mail audience…that’s for sure.
I do find it ironic to think back to when Elvis Presley was first on television. They had to make sure the camera shot was from the waist up, because he moved his hips too much. Did you see that halftime show? Talk about thrusting hips! Oh my!
There were a few commercials that made me laugh. I think there are way too many movie trailers that run during the Super Bowl, but if they pay the $5.6 million for a 30 second commercial, then so be it!
I had a few favorites…
I liked the one for Amazon “Before Alexa” commercial featuring Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi…
The other one that I really thought was funny was the Jeep commercial featuring Bill Murray in his “Groundhog Day” role…
I liked this one too…
I see that Planters is following the Star Wars trend. They killed of Mr. Peanut and showed his funeral during a commercial in the Super Bowl. A plant started to grow and it was…a baby Mr. Peanut. I wonder if this baby will be as popular as baby Yoda.
One other side note…I saw the commercial for the Pretzel Pop Tarts. I tried those things a few weeks ago. I didn’t think they were very good at all. I did buy a box of pumpkin pie flavored Pop Tarts this weekend. I’ll let you know how those taste sometime this week!
NO KIDS SECTIONS IN RESTAURANTS
I haven’t brought up this topic in a long time, but over the weekend I had an experience that made me think of it again.
I went to a local restaurant for lunch. It was one of my favorite places. As I’m sitting there with a friend — trying to eat and have a casual conversation — we keep hearing this banging noise.
At first I thought it was someone banging on the window, but the two of us could see the windows, and that was not the case.
This banging just would not stop. It wasn’t constant banging, but about once or twice a minute you would hear this random, bassy, banging noise.
You could see the others around us getting just as annoyed as I was by this sound.
I finally figured out what was causing the noise. There was a family of four sitting in a booth two tables from me. One of the children was banging their heels on the wooden back of the booth. How did the parents not hear this noise? The bigger question…how were these parents not as annoyed by this sound as everyone else in the restaurant?
My friend and I finished out meal as soon as we possibly could just to get out of there. I have never wanted to reach over a booth and tear off a child’s foot before in my life…until yesterday.
This could have all been avoided if I could have just ask to be seated in the “No Children” section of the restaurant. Put the families in one section and let those of us without children choose if we want to be seated in the area with children…or in a section WITHOUT children. I would go for the “No Children” section EVERY time. I’m sure there are times when parents go out to eat without their children that they would choose the “No Children” section as well.
Am I overreacting? What do you think?
Enjoy your Monday! I will talk to you this afternoon from 3-7 pm on 98.7 WFGR!
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