How I got canceled by Quality Poultry
Story time! I got canceled on the internet by Belize’s biggest poultry provider. My mother must be so proud. Here’s what happened:
We attended the Commercial and Industrial Expo in Spanish Lookout (a terrific event! fun for the whole family! read my post about it here) and visited the Quality Poultry Products booth. They had a big corner stall and a long line of people awaiting their turn to spin the prize wheel for a chance to win great swag. Logo branded tee shirts, pens, towels, totes, vouchers for free products at their retail outlets and restaurants- they had TONS of great giveaways. Phil won the best prize, in my opinion: a big sturdy, bright yellow umbrella! You will see me proudly utilizing that in the rainy season.
Anyway, while waiting in line we were informed of a contest they were running on their Facebook page during the expo days. It was simple; take a selfie with the inflatable chicken and whoever got the most “likes” won $300. I thought, “sure, I’ll give it a try.” I wanted to be a bit different so I attempted a headstand- something like those cool yoga poses we’re always seeing on Instagram. Well, I’m not a yogi and the ground was really hard and the area was very crowded so I got nervous and bailed on the maneuver. This isn’t the picture I was intending to take but this is how it came out:
I didn’t post it at first. I sent it to my friends and we all had a good chuckle over it but then we started imagining that we could win with this ridiculous picture. I recently joined a community civic group (Placencia- Stronger Together) and we’ve been discussing fundraising ideas. I thought I just might be able to win these funds to support our next charity event, so I went for it! I posted the pic with what I thought was a witty caption: I know the pandemic had people doing weird things to get by like starting Only Fans pages and selling feet photos… well, here I am tryin to win $300 worth of chicken. I don’t even know what I was going for but it came out a lot more provocative than I intended, please like! If I win I’ll donate the chickens to the next Placencia- Stronger Together BBQ fundraiser #disdawifichickin
Hey, my friends thought it was funny and they were “liking” it.
This isn’t the first time I thought I was cute and clever but missed the mark. I was totally in the lead but then suddenly my post disappeared. They removed my picture and when my friend messaged them about it they explained they are a family company and my content didn’t align with their values. THAT sent my friends in to a fit of giggles. I decided that they disqualified me out of jealousy. I mean, clearly they can’t handle that my drumsticks are juicer than theirs. Haha!
They may not have liked my caption or photo but I bet they liked the charity aspect of my post and I’m sure they’ll support our next BBQ fundraiser regardless. They’ve been great to work with and generous in the past; you might remember they ran a wonderful promotion and helped us stock our community food bank when the pandemic began and food security was a sudden problem a number of families faced. Read: https://realliferecess.com/winner-winner-everyone-gets-a-chicken-dinner/
Quality Poultry, I hope there’s no fowl feelings (see what I did there?). You’re still the chickin fi mi!
2 thoughts on “How I got canceled by Quality Poultry”
We all say you’re still the winner Megan.
Awww, sorry u got cancelled! I’ve seen much much worse on Super bowl half time shows, Oscars, Grammys, and advertising!!!