I was standing in the queue at the Siam skytrain stop the other day and over the head of the woman in front of me, I spotted something. Ewugh, I thought.
Then yesterday Daughter texted me from the school bus “Blog picture,” she texted, “Bottom of the Cowboy: giant spider 7m by 5m. Really gross but good pic.” (The Cowboy, one of Bangkok’s red light districts, is at the bottom of our soi.)
Sure enough: Big Siam Spider’s cousin, Cowboy Spider, clung to the building.
It was only then that I worked out it was advertising Clorets sugar free mints/gum. (Yes, I really am that short sighted.)
What? How? Why would anyone advertise breath freshening products with such a venomous looking spider? Am I missing something?
I googled and found nothing. Are they trying it out on us? Yes, I know I’m talking about it but only because ewwugh…. This would never persuade to try their products.
During my googling I found this: Asia really has its own rules when it comes to advertising.