Monday, May 04, 2009

Back Off! Get Your Own Sandwich!

If you've hung around me for long enough, you've probably heard me say "Back off! Get your own sandwich!" I then have turned to you and asked you if you remember that commercial. Inevitably, you haven't.

We used to say that all the time when I worked at Tim Hortons. Maybe it was a Nova Scotian thing? Anyway, I searched for a long time to find the commercial. I found it, and I present it to you now. Watch it a few times, and you'll find yourself saying "Back off! Get your own sandwich!" every so often. In fact, if anyone (including you) ever says "Back off!" you won't be able to help yourself from finishing with "Get your own sandwich!" any more than a toon can prevent himself with finishing the old "Shave and a haircut" with "two bits".

1 comment:

Greg Rumble said...

I chuckled. Classic. Its interesting to see how far companies have come in their advertising, and yet how some have changed so little...

I found this today on the gas pump at my local station ( Seems like an interesting enough site, but it smells of PR to me. Maybe thats the cynic in me.