Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Given the chance.

It's been a while since an ad has made me want to post it here.
I read a comment by the sharer of the video prior to watching it, and it said "Every Egyptian will relate". I looked at the 00:47 time log and liked the length, so I clicked play.

As soon as the camera panned out I put my hand to mouth and half laughed half gasped and continued watching. I thought the chicken was ridiculous and almost dismissed the entire thing until the final slogan was seen and narrated. Chicken pizza is never an appealing option, at least not to avid pizza lovers. It doesn't settle well. And for some reason it's just not pizza, it's this half quiche half feteera kinda thing. Just isn't pizza. But the slogan asks the pizza enthusiast to give it a chance, because when you give something a chance sometimes it works out. It's really quite simple.

But are you left thinking about your missed opportunities? Are you studying the contrast that "the road not taken" in life has to your current reality? Or am I just reading too much into it due to feeling particularly 'reflective' at the moment, if you know what I mean.

Well I am. And not only about mine, but an entire generation that has gotten used yet wary of an opportunity mirage that often appears in the distance of a tough, break-less and stubborn way of things getting done. Yes I see it all the time. What many of us could have been where/when opportunity was less scarce, or where/when we could have been better opportunists.

Cheers to the ad. I like it.