Just when you think you've heard it all, a marketing campaign turns your head.
During recent travels I:
A day after every Redskins game, customers who buy a large cheese pizza get one free topping for each touchdown scored by the Redskins.
Behind the restaurant counter, overhead, the staff had adorned a chalkboard with caricatures of the two leading mayoral candidates and details about the restaurant's mock election, which it called a "sandwich battle."
Mayoral candidate Cecil Clarke was teamed up with a sandwich that includes mozzarella and Swiss cheese, Montreal smoked meat, bacon and spicy mustard. Candidate Rankin MacSween was teamed with a sandwich that contains basil, fresh mozzarella cheese, sun-dried tomato pesto, tomatoes, salt, pepper and olive oil.
If you ordered either sandwich, it was delivered to your table with a little flag stuck on a toothpick adorned with the name of your favorite candidate. The staff kept a tally on the blackboard for all to see.
In every presidential election since 2000, 7-Eleven has reportedly sold red and blue to-go coffee cups marked with the names of the major party candidates as well as unmarked cups for undecided voters.