If you’re about my age, I bet you know the answer to this question.
I can’t remember if it was the 80’s or 90’s when McDonald’s ran a series of commercials with the song listing the items in a Big Mac.
Sing along with me:
Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame-seed bun.
Did you hear the music?
Are you wondering why I care about Big Macs?
I used to love them but haven’t eaten one in a while. My daughter and I were talking about fast food this week and as soon as she asked about the Big Mac, the song came to mind and I instantly remembered every item they put into that sandwich.
What a testament to the food giant’s ability to educate me. And the pile of money they spent doing it.
How many other nonsensical factoids do we have crammed in our heads from television commercials, radio ads, and cartoons?
I’m wondering how to feel about this. Should I be annoyed that a bunch of companies filled my head with information about their products? Or is that the price of living in our consumer culture?
Sound off. Tell me how you feel.