We who are about to eat cheese salute you!
If you’re thinking of a public relations career, watch and learn. Italy recently did a recall of some mozzarella cheese linked to dioxin contamination. Okay, so how do they restore public confidence in the product?
a) Trot out scientists to say how safe it is
b) Trot out doctors to say how safe it is
c) Feed it to gladiators to show it doesn’t kill them
If you chose gladiators, you may have a future in PR! They fed cheese to these guys who wear flimsy costumes and pose with tourists in Rome, and I guess it worked. But I keep thinking hey, didn’t gladiators go to the Colosseum to die, anyway? So who cares that a gladiator is willing to eat the stuff now? “Sure pal, give me another mouthful, I may as well get it over with.”
More gladiator news: Put on your “glad” rags!
Man dressed as a gladiator eats buffalo mozzarella cheese in front of the Colosseum in Rome April 2, 2008. Italian buffalo mozzarella cheese producers organized a demonstration to prove the quality of their cheese. REUTERS/Tony Gentile