Tuesday, October 21, 2008

poor phrasing

i can not stand when restaurants/ fast food places/ any eating establishment describes their portion size as a 'generous helping'. the connotation i gather from the phrase is that i am either too greedy in how much i would serve myself or that really they are just trying to justify an average amount of food served.

an example (found while researching for a work assignment) -
subway's description of their meatball marinara:

"Meatball Marinara. A generous helping of Italian-style meatballs bathed in Subway’s own tangy marinara sauce (our founder’s mom’s secret recipe) served hot with your choice of fresh vegetables and condiments on freshly baked bread. Mangia!"

first of all, subway's meatballs are the furthest thing ever produced by any italian. ever. second, the credibility of the founder's mother is greatly in question for letting her son serve such cheap excuses for 'fresh subs'. third, the bread. soggy and foul.

pay more. go somewhere that they don't discuss how 'generous' they are to give you some shitty mixed-meat, in a processed sauce, on a carb-counters bun. fuck that.

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