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    TheGoq
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    I was in a bagel shop recently and the slogan on the stores cups and bags said “the best kosher bagel shop in the world”, is this allowed? i would be highly doubtful that this owner has eaten in every kosher bagel shop in the world and as such it is very likely false advertising, it’s all well and good to be proud of the business that you run, but to have such hubris in claiming that no one does it as well as you do is boastful.

    #775231
    Pac / Man
    Member

    Agreed!

    #775232
    bombmaniac
    Participant

    was tha bagel any good? 😛

    #775233
    TheGoq
    Participant

    it happens to be a very good bagel store

    #775234
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    now bomb’s subtitle should be teh=tha=the 🙂

    #775235
    bpt
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    That’s because you’re taking it global instead of personal.

    Think: B’shvili nivrah olam, so in “your” world, that is THE best bagel!

    Or: Kol hamikayaim nefesh acah b’yisroel.. k’ilu olam kulo. The person you bought that bagel for could have been challishing for a bagel, and by coming thru, you saved the “world”

    (See how much you can accomplish for 80 cents?)

    #775236
    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Do you likewise have similar complaints against Chock Full of Nuts since they don’t really know if their coffee is served in Heaven.

    Have the folks at Maxwell House really tasted every drop?

    Do you have complaints against Coca Cola since I highly doubt they truly wanted to buy the world a Coke?

    Do you have complaints about the Army since they advertise “Be All You Can Be” when there are things you cannot be if you join the Army (a civilian, for one)?

    How about Exxon since they obviously don’t put a tiger in your tank?

    Or John Deere, because I’m pretty sure that other things do, indeed, run like a Deere?

    I have yet to hear a cat ask for “Meow Mix.” Yet they say cats ask for it by name. Do you have similar anger towards them?

    Contrary to what Morton Salt says, it does not always pour when it rains.

    Do all (or even most) champions really eat Wheaties for Breakfast?

    Or is it possible that a certain amount of hyperbole is acceptable in advertising?

    The Wolf

    #775237
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    it happens to be a very good bagel store

    Who knows? Maybe the best in the world!

    #775238

    The Gemorah specifically says that when a seller swears he won’t sell for under two, and the buyer swears he won’t pay more than one, the sale may take place for $1.50.

    Even though they both are violating their oaths, it was understood that this was just normal mekach u’memchar hyperbole.

    This type of advertising seems to fall within the same understanding – it’s understood to be hype, not a factual statement.

    (p.s. I don’t recall the actual amounts in the Gemorah)

    #775239
    BSD
    Member

    Wolf-LOL! How about America runs on Duncan donuts or Top of the World Cleaners?

    #775240
    Pac-Man
    Member

    Wolf, yes, there is a taaina against those too.

    #775241
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Wolf,

    I do think that we, as Torah Jews, should have a higher standard (but your post gave me a chuckle).

    #775242
    real-brisker
    Member

    The Goq – Were you fooled by it?

    #775243
    minyan gal
    Member

    Wolf – I am really dating myself, but here goes. If you have a lot of hair do you really think that just a “little dab” of Brylcream will “do ya?” And does Bosco really give you energy and sunshine vitamin C? And does Kraft peanut butter really stay fresher in the jar than peanuts in the shell? I think not.

    #775244

    The Gemoroh is actually the first mishna in the third perek of Nedarim.

    It states that four types of neder don’t even need a shailoh asked, but can be “broken” without any violation.

    One of those is a “neder zairuzin” – a neder made to pressure someone to hurry up and deal.

    The case given is that the seller makes a neder that he won’t sell for less than four, and the buyer makes a neder that he won’t pay more than two. It’s explained that since each really meant a price of three was acceptable, they can make the deal.

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