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Today In Our #Tuesdayblog: Would You Like Fries With That?

                                    Would You Like Fries With That?

It seems that whenever we’re buying something we always get asked if we wanted more than what we ordered. You know what I mean. When ordering food, you’ve often heard “Would you like fries with that?” or “Would you like to see the dessert menu?” “Would you like to upgrade your package?” It seems that we need to be asked or introduced to additional items to fill our needs.

The checkout lines in stores do something similar. They have impulse items at the checkout line. Whether it’s low-priced snacks or magazines that we may end up purchasing while we stand in line waiting for the people ahead of us to finish paying for their items. Would we buy those items if they weren’t there in our faces, so to speak?

Purchasing a new vehicle has a lot of items optioned to us. Which type of model of vehicle do you want? What color paint and interior do you want? Which options would you prefer? How long would you like the financing to take place? It seems that the list goes on forever. Even if you came in already deciding on everything you wanted of that vehicle because you did your homework ahead of time, the salesperson wants to sell you more. Do we always need to have this “up-sell?” Maybe.

It’s true that sometimes we may not know what we want. We sometimes need those with more experience to let us know about the little extras that will assist us with the experience we’re looking for, such as a specific beverage that would accompany the meal we’re having or a special protectant on new furniture we’re purchasing. Despite all of the information we can gather ourselves, it does make sense when someone is asking if we “want fries with that?”

The same can be said when we go out socializing when alcohol is available. We may not know of all the options that can be made available to us. Yes, an Uber, taxi or designated driver are common, but there can be more. How would you know those options are needed? Some individuals make early plans so they’re not tempted to drive after drinking. Others…not so much. This is where Not Your Child Corp comes in.

They offer individual breathalyzers that can be brought with you each time you’re out socializing. Having it in plain sight will help to remind you that you do have alternative ways to get home. It’s like an “add-on” to your event or activity. Think of it this way, after your wine or beer, you can have appetizers, dessert, and a breathalyzer. All in one easy go of it.

No, it may not be near the checkout aisle or on a menu. You would be able to find it in your pocket or attached to your keys. It’s something that can become a visual reminder that you use to make those important decisions about how you’re going to get home. After all, your family and friends want you to get home safely and legally, and so does Not Your Child Corp.


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Scott Marshall has spent over 30 years promoting road safety in many jurisdictions. He has been a road safety journalist since 2005. Scott was also an on-air judge on the Discovery Network's Canada's Worst Driver during their first 3 seasons on the air. Not YourChildCorp. is proud to have Scott @Safedriver as a frequent contributor, his insights are irreplaceable.

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