Suicidal Sale Offer!!

While going through the newspaper’s main page a few days back, I came across this advertisement for a company bragging about its durable glass works by putting up ‘Bomb Proof’ in bold letters heading. And it gave me no surprise to find more references to the security situation of the country, bombings, political chaos, economic downturn being used in advertising punch lines, and as a way to capitalize them in pursuit of individual or corporate goals.
Suicidal Sale Offer

Suicidal Sale Offer

After all, this is what capitalism is all about i.e. whatever the circumstances be, one who exploits the right opportunity wins and makes good money. So what if we donot have ample electricity, hail those who manufacture and market generators, UPS systems; what if the security situation is deteriorating, it is benefiting the manufacturers of ‘bomb proof’ glass. Similarly, why can’t the kapra farosh shop-walas in Liberty, Shah Alami or Siddiq Trade Centre use ‘Suicide Sale Offers’ to lure more customers in…

4 Comments so far

  1. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on September 27th, 2008 @ 6:26 pm

    Oye hoye … it takes guts to do so ;)

  2. Raja Islam (rajaislam) on September 28th, 2008 @ 10:30 am


  3. ameerhamza on September 28th, 2008 @ 11:46 am

    Tells you about the mindset we’ve developed over the years. Although it is humour and must be taken as such, offers like these on public display reinforce the general perception that we, as a nation, are still not sure about the real suicide attacks – whether they should happen or not, and where.

  4. games opker (unregistered) on October 26th, 2008 @ 3:33 am

    games opker…

    unkind prosecutes?boatmen tools …

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