Popeyes to the rescue

Discussion in 'Comedy' started by Sean P, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. Sean P

    Squad Leader The 100 Daps Club Supporter

    Age:
    55
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2016
    Messages:
    224
    Daps Received:
    826
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Seattle/Atlanta
    Dating:
    Single
    I travel a lot and will confess that I am a big fan of the craziness that sometimes takes place on buses and other local transport in developing countries (e.g. traveling with chickens, small pigs, goats, etc.). However, I’m not trying to have that madness on my commercial flights, especially since I paid more than a couple of quarters for the service. Accordingly, when airlines started cracking down on support animals (to be distinguished from service animals), I didn’t shed any tears. How is a screeching peacock a support animal?

    Anyway, Popeyes decided to get in on the fun...and for that I thank them.

    Popeyes Sold “Emotional Support Chicken” At Philadelphia Airport Yesterday
    by lucky, onemileatatime.com
    December 19, 2018 07:07 AM

    This year US airlines have started to crack down on emotional support animals, with Delta (for example) introducing restrictions on them three separate times. This followed airlines seeing a huge increase in both the number and types of emotional support animals that people traveled with.

    While dogs have been a long time favorite, we’ve also seen turkeys, peacocks, hamsters, and more, make headlines.

    To capitalize a bit on all of this talk and controversy, Popeyes Chicken did something pretty hilarious at Philadelphia Airport yesterday. For one day only, they sold “emotional support chicken.”

    Basically they just sold chicken in boxes that said “Emotional Support Chicken,” with the following message on the box:

    “This chicken provides comfort and nourishment during stressful air travel. Unlike other chicken, it is marinated in real Louisiana spices for 12 hours and must be permitted to fly without restrictions. Do note leave unattended, as Popeyes is not responsible for lost or stolen chicken.”

    Obviously they were taking advantage of what’s commonly used as a point of humor, given how ridiculous some people have gotten with emotional support animals. Like most things nowadays, this campaign has also gotten some backlash.

    Specifically, those with “legitimate” disabilities are talking about how people being ridiculed for having ESAs makes it harder for them to travel, and this just makes things even worse.

    I get that perspective, though:

    [*]First of all, there’s a difference between emotional support animals and service animals, and the validity of any service animals is not being brought into question here (this includes dogs for the blind, etc.).
    [*]Even among those with a “legitimate” need for an emotional support animal (or more legitimate than those who just get “certified” online for a small payment), there are a lot of questions regarding how effective ESAs are to begin with.
     
    #1 Sean P, Dec 20, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2018
    ControlledXaos dapped this.
  2. ControlledXaos

    Squad Veteran Most Valuable Player The 1000 Daps Club

    Age:
    43
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2015
    Messages:
    2,499
    Daps Received:
    7,030
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Atlanna
    Look, if I'm on a long flight ,I might need a two piece spicy white with cajun rice to calm me down and settle my nerves.

    Air travel is stressful.
     
  3. DFW Brutha

    The 100 Daps Club

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2015
    Messages:
    290
    Daps Received:
    347
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Dallas Fort Worth
    Dating:
    Single
    That chicken ain't so emotionally supportive hours later...
    [​IMG]
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - Popeyes rescue Forum Date
Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Gone But Not Forgotten Comedy Sep 3, 2019
Bulletproof Popeyes Comedy Jan 6, 2017
Coast Guard rescues three men from deserted island Travel and Vacation Destinations Apr 10, 2016

Share This Page

Loading...