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Then, I turned the page and in the next section the story is "The Worlds Largest Ham Bisquit became a reality Saturday" This biscuit weighed 1,000 pounds and had 500 pounds of DONATED Ham (won't say which brand, but it is one of our local businesses)All to be listed in the Guinness World Book of Records.
Isn't this ironic that these articles where posted back to back in todays newspaper? What a shame...
'Ham & sons donate 500 pounds of ham to the homeless'
'New world record for the largest ham biscuit realised thanks to Ham & sons'
It's sad, but the second wins. Probably because world records are unique. Homeless people are a daily sight, doesn't interest anyone (at least not many people), so it's not covered by the press and noone hears about Ham & sons.
As I said, sad but true.
Why not contact the promotors of the giant biscuit and ask them to donate it to the shelter?
That's exactly whatI was thinking, although it's probably a little late now (how long does biscuit keep?). When a company in NZ made the worlds biggest biscuit (although it would be called a cookie in the US) they sold portions of it and the proceeds went to charity. This gives them a double PR boost, both the unique record and the do-good fuzzy feeling.
Well, if it's been sitting out in 85º weather for two days, I'd say their options are pretty limited: toss it in the landfill or find a really big compost heap to bury it in.
Maybe the ham, but the biscuit part wouldn't be good for them.
My dogs and cats eat biscuits and and other bakery goods all the time. My wife is a bit of an animal rescuer. As long as the animal starts out on scraps and gets a lot of good excersize it shouldn't hurt. We just had a cat die at 23. She finally just fell over. She always loved "people food".
We use to live up in the north georgia mountains and people would take christmas present dogs and cats and drop them off to fend for themselves. If you live in that area you have quite a few dogs an cats because of this. I feel that they got such a rough start like the humane society animals that they deserve some good attention and food too.
And I don't know that I'd want to feed an "aged in the sun" meat biscuit to anything, if it sits out much longer. Yuck. What a waste, indeed... but if they were worried about being wasteful, they wouldn't have left a giant biscuit sitting out for days in the sun in the first place.
Maybe if I fed them some 3-day-old, sitting-in-the-sun ham it would be gross enough for their liking!
Wow that stuff is gross! I can smell it now. It has such a destinct smell and strong like a skunk. whew!
Smokey the Bear
I just opened the newspaper and yes! they did print my article along with a giant picture of the biscuit stating "how many people do you think this would feed?"
Yay! Hopefully the PR people will think a bit more carefully next time about the message they are sending. I'm not really the 'write to the paper' kind either, but there are times when you need to speak what's on your mind.