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For some reason, Google sent me a big box in the mail. It contained a tiny bowl of mints each emblazoned with an odd logo. Also, a booklet and a ton of packaging which got tossed immediately.
Here’s a close-up of one of the mints:
Since I’m not naturally curious I wasn’t interested in deciphering the logo’s meaning. I thought it looked very much like an irradiated boob, and that idea nugget gave me the opportunity to make shit up, which is always better than learning something new.
So I made up a story about the mints coming from the radiation unit at University Hospital. They gave me a whole bowl of them, I said, when I finished my treatment. Out of all the people I told this to, do you know how many of them believed me? All of them. That’s a really ineffective logo, Google-no one recognized it. They all believed it was an irradiated boob. Of course I crossed out the Google URL on the mint, but still.
I did finally look it up today and found the teardrop is the “places” icon that points out businesses on Google Maps. Of course! I guess that connection is within the realm of something I would have figured out eventually…but not before the mints were gone and the advertising campaign was completely lost on me.
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