News, but not the serious kind
A sick day’s nothing to sneeze at!
I love this video report on a controversy in the UK. A cold remedy is running commercials suggesting sick people “Take a Benylin Day” from work, to recover. Their Website offers advice for calling in sick, DVDs to watch at home etc.
But the UK Federation of Small Businesses calls the ads “outrageous.”
After all, the concept could lead to folks getting well, instead of coming in and treating co-workers to phlegm showers and hacking spasms that bounce rubbery green lung chunks off their computer screens.
And, once people think they should stay home with a cold, the next thing you know, they’ll be tempted to:
* Take a gangrene day
* Take a lupus day
* Take a tapeworm day
* Take an “I was kidnapped by Communist rebels but I escaped” day
So you can see the problem. I think we can all be confident that Oliver Twist never took a “Benylin Day.”
Above: screen grab from Benylin commercial
Below: screen grab from Benylin Day Website