For Bad Timing, Well, This Story Is A Real Turkey

You know, the other day I wrote about the news of GM layoffs unfortunately coinciding with their Red Tag Sale. But this is worse timing for a brand.
From the AP wire:

Ruth M. Siems, a home economist who helped create Stove Top stuffing, a Thanksgiving favorite that will be on dinner tables across the country this year, has died at 74.
Siems, who worked for General Foods for more than 30 years, died Nov. 13 in Newburgh, Ind., after suffering a heart attack in her home.
Siems helped develop Stove Top in 1971 while working at General Foods’ technical center in White Plains, N.Y..

Poor woman died a week ago. So how come this story hits the news on Thanksgiving Eve? And she died of a heart attack, no less. Reading this takes the fun out of stuffing yourself with, uh, stuffing. And it makes me wanna stick to an organic green beans-only menu tomorrow night.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving, AdPulpers. I’m off to New York City to witness the mass hysteria that is the chaos of Black Friday in the retail center of the Universe.

About Dan Goldgeier

Blogging on AdPulp since 2005, Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. In addition, he is a regular columnist for TalentZoo.com. Dan published the best of his TalentZoo.com columns in a book entitled View From The Cheap Seats: A Broader Look at Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Global Politics, Office Politics, Sexual Politics, and Getting Drunk During a Job Interview. Look for it on Amazon in paperback and e-book editions.