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126. Smells like Chicken
Kentucky Fried Chicken announced that it is going
advertise its new $3 lunches through customers’ nostrils.
company plans to send a fried chicken scent
office buildings at lunchtime. The aroma will be
from the mail-cart that distributes interoffice mail throughout
building. KFC’s president thinks it’s an idea whose
“That’s a terrible idea,” exclaimed Rose,
secretary for the Department of Defense in Alexandria,
. “First of all, I’m a vegetarian; the scent
cooked meat appalls me. Secondly, I belong to
—People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. And we
know how terribly chickens are treated before they
butchered. The whole idea is disgusting. And what
it even worse is that they plan to
the air every workday with fried chicken odor.
a month would be bad enough, but once
A KFC spokesman said that KFC’s chickens
caged and butchered humanely, and that the scent
be subtle, “like a woman’s perfume in a
big elevator.” He said the scent would be
strong enough to notice. He also noted that
has a vegetarian menu that includes tofu shaped
chicken breasts and wings.
“Do they make the
crunchy and greasy, too?” asked Rose. “I’m going
demand equal time—if office workers have to smell
chicken every day, then they should also have
listen to the sound of chickens’ heads getting
off every day.”