First Papers, Now Granola Bars

It seems some other companies have hopped onto the “give people stuff as they get on the SkyTrain” bandwagon, and intermittently for about a week now I’ve been handed a sample breakfast bar of one type or another as I neared the steps to the Granville SkyTrain station.

I have to admit — this could actually soften me up a bit towards the horde of foot-traffic-blocking goods-distributors who otherwise hover only a small personal space infraction away from getting punched in the stomach by this, and probably hundreds of other, non-morning people. Foist onto me a newspaper containing Britney Spears’ latest unflattering pregnancy photo, and you’re probably not on my good side. But smile and hand me a granola bar to assuage my plummeting morning blood sugar levels, and you might actually receive a smile in return.

I hope this trend lasts as long as the newspaper one has. What a nice perk of commuting via transit.

4 Comments so far

  1. Ryan Cousineau (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2006 @ 1:47 pm

    Get back to me when they’re throwing down with Mars Bars and slices of pizza.

    Oh sure, that sounds like a disgusting combination, but you just haven’t tried it yet.

  2. Matt (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2006 @ 2:42 pm

    When there’s free beer as well, I think that’s when we can all call it a day.

  3. castewar (unregistered) on May 24th, 2006 @ 8:01 pm

    I’ve seen goodie hand-out marketing at theaters for years, and more recently at other larger gatherings of people (sporting events, etc.), but never in a transit system, though it seems stupidly obvious.

    Man, I just wish I took the train.

  4. Matt (unregistered) on May 24th, 2006 @ 8:12 pm

    Except apparently talking about the granola bars jinxes them. I haven’t seen them since.

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