Yesterday I had a vintage commercial jingle rolling around in my mind as I rode home all because of a road name. As Hopkins and I flew past the street sign, I had to brake and turn around for the photo. Hopkins doesn’t like it when I do this, of course, I knew it was for my next submission of this month’s “Music” challenge. Does a commercial jingle qualify as a song? I suppose when it’s as iconic as THE Burger King jingle from the 70s, it has made it’s mark to qualify as such. I leave it up to the refined judges reading my submission to determine it’s worthiness.
The jingle goes “Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce, special orders don’t upset us, all we ask is that you let us serve it Your Way…”
Of course, as kids, we didn’t sing it that way – we had our own version of the jingle. “Hold the pickles. Hold the lettuce. Shut up lady, you upset us. All we ask is that you let us eat ice cream today.” I didn’t say our version was clever or worthy of a commercial, I just said we had our own version. My friends and I were six years old, so clever wasn’t our strong suit.
And if you want to hear the short old vintage ad, the youtube link is below. It’s worth watching just for the uniform alone. I really dig those multi-colored outfits they were forced to wear back then. Oh my! What were the corporation executives thinking!? Back then, I think the idea was to see how little you could pay someone and still get them to wear a totally ridiculous uniform.
Cheers & happy pedaling