After my friend Ryan and I got our photo taken in front of the famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, we stopped into Panda Express for dinner.
As I was working my way through the two-item combo, I reached for my soda and for the first time looked at the cup.
Let me be clear: my mind doesn't always goes immediately to the gutter. But, when I saw the design of the cup, I did not think, "I love . . . chicken."
What I did think was, "I love . . . . um . . . male chickens."
I held up the cup and asked Ryan, "Did you see this?" He glanced at the cup and then spit a mouthful of rice across the table. I guess he interpreted it in the same way.
Anyone who has ever been part of a marketing or advertising team knows that this design went through 83 meetings and required the approval of 147 people.
Didn't anyone ever say, "You know, this could be taken a couple different ways?" To prove my point, check out this poster I also saw in Vegas. Similar, huh?
Doesn't Panda Express have at least one perverted person working on their team?