As a consumer, would you be mad if the retail tried to fool you into buying their product with a hilarious, top-of-the-class creative ploy? Judge it yourself!
Last Saturday (Sept 1), the Internet came alive with a comical crime coming from Kuwaiti where a supermarket in a deliberate attempt tried to make the fish look fresher by sticking googly eyes on them.
Photos and a video exposing the fishy trick had gone viral globally with international media outlets covering the food tempering story in a light-hearted way although the store was reportedly shut down after the incident.
Surely there wouldn’t be anyone that gullible to fall for the trick which was why netizens all over the world were trying to defend the store, while some couldn’t help but to crack some punny jokes.
For example, a verified Twitter user said she would condone “extremely creative crimes that don’t involve maiming another person,” and honestly, we are on her side!
my strongest-held belief is that extremely creative crimes that don't involve maiming another person should be allowed https://t.co/LJlW3oR11F
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) September 1, 2018
Here’s another endorsing the idea.
I feel like this should be allowed out of sheer ballsiness.
— coffee stout wench (@spewingllamas) September 2, 2018
Here are some great puns we found in regards to the full-scale scam:
Never judge the freshness of fish by the googliness of their eyes. https://t.co/hW50lwpwCz
— Matthew Dalby, PhD (@MatthewJDalby) September 1, 2018
Well this certainly looks fishy. I hope they go to court and are found gill-ty. https://t.co/aB3fh871WE
— M’BlockU (@rodimusprime) September 1, 2018
Let’s not forget the top comments coming from 9GAG, one of the most engaging meme platforms.
Twitter user Sean Johnson had this hilarious gif to share with the world:
In the original twitter post by @Bayan_kw which broke the news to the world, a competitor to the busted fishmonger responded with an updated slogan, “fish without cosmetics.” The picture came with a sparkling-eyed fish alongside with a selection of different coloured contact lenses, New York Post reported.
شركة أسماك في الكويت تضرب "بوتيكات فاشنيستا السمك" وتعلن عن بيع "سمك بلا عمليات تجميل".. بعد قيام أحد المحال ببيع أسماك بعدسات مزيفة لتبدو طازجة! pic.twitter.com/FjmyG0rLP5
— جريدة بيان الكويتية (@Bayan_kw) September 2, 2018
Googly eyes have always been a comical relief whenever anyone sees one. Don’t believe us? Take a look at how famous talk show host Conan O’Brien and his crowd crack up when actor Seth Green puts on a pair of googly eyes.
Co-host Andy Richter joins in as well.
— JVMËS BAE (@JamesNoPeach) September 1, 2018
So, would you be mad if you were to face with this? Let us know in the comments below.