TRE: Finger-Lickin’ Good (Literally)

Heylo, BBs and happy Sunday! I hope you all had a good day celebrating the commercial Mother’s Day with your moms or mom-figures, whether that be in person or paying their grave a visit. And no, I didn’t forget today’s entry: I had spent nearly every day looking for a video editing program for my last recorded video, which I could not upload because Windows Movie Maker decided to give me the middle finger.

So I had to download and uninstall a plethora of video editing software and holy shit, that was a pain. And when I FINALLY found the right video editing software, I had to learn how to work it. So with that all being done, I can finally present this week’s The Raised Eyebrow, courtesy of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Yep, Kentucky Fried Chicken.

If you haven’t heard of it, Kentucky Fried Chicken is releasing nail polish. Yep, nail polish. But that’s not all: living up to its motto, “Finger-Lickin’ Good!” KFC’s nail polish is also going to be edible. As in you can eat that stuff off your finger nails.

Let that sink in for a moment.

According to BuzzFeed, the nail polish is going to have only one flavor and people can vote for either the Original Recipe or Hot and Spicy flavor. And it’s the point of a KFC campaign in Hong Kong. I guess business ain’t doing so hot in that particular city that someone suggested that they take an extreme route to prove how hardcore they are about American cuisine.

The first thing that popped into my head when I first saw this was, “am I going to attract the ants and cockroaches when I go to sleep with this shit? Because I sleep with my nail polishes on.” And let me stop there because my brain just came up with a handful of really fucked up scenarios that need not be mentioned anywhere.

I like KFC – I grew up with their chicken and loved the sandwiches they served back in my home country. But this? I can’t even. I really can’t.

And that’s it for this week’s The Raised Eyebrow! It’s so fucked up that even I’m at a loss for words. 

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The Raised Eyebrow: Walgreens “Polished” Off

Welcome to the first entry of The Raised Eyebrow (TRE) for 2016, and yes, I went for a pun with today’s entry. Today’s entry is brought to you (not sponsored) by BuzzFeed’s regurgitated article of a heist at a Walgreens in Midtown Manhattan. Regurgitated in the sense that the news originally appeared on DNAInfo and BuzzFeed decided to pick up on the story for its bizarre nature.

Now, having worked in a CVS Pharmacy branch for a year, the news of a Walgreens being robbed didn’t really surprise me: it happens. People have stolen beer (on my first day at the job. My boss was giving me a briefing when he got paged to the floor and caught someone stealing beer red handed), laundry detergent (apparently someone just walked out with a Tide jug while I was trying to help a customer at the friggin’ Self-Checkout machine), and cheap cosmetics from my store (this person got busted by security that were hired to deal with the abnormally low loss prevention rate. Employees are not allowed to confront thieves in the store, since it was the job of Loss Prevention to do so). There was another involving a kid but I can’t remember exactly what it was that he stole.

Point is, retail theft happens. Even more so in retail pharmacies. But the theft that took place in Walgreens in Midtown Manhattan is what made it worthy to be the first entry of TRE 2016: a man stole an entire display’s worth of Essie Nail Polish.

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