Not so long ago, in a galaxy
much like our own , battles for the
hearts and minds of soft drink
consumers, raged daily. There were
no good guys or bad guys, but
all forces in the battle had very
powerful weapons. Some had
boisterous ad campaigns, others had
catchy jingles, while others
promised adventure and success with
the drinking of their beverages.
The public was swayed from one
soft drink to the other on the
basis of these weapons, and
especially by the unleashing of
the awesome super weapon ...
THE TASTE TEST.
Of course, this is just satire, but
the fact of the matter is that public opinion is swayed by what
companies claim about what other people PREFER. How many times have you
thought during a commercial, hmmmm.. I wonder if this product is as
good as they say? That is what companies are trying to do; get you to
think about their product. They figure you might buy it, you might not,
but at least they have you thinking about it.
Today you should conduct a taste
test. Won't it be interesting to see what your classmates think about
soft drink beverages? The contestants will be the following:
Make yourself a table like the one
below. Ask about thirty classmates or people you can encounter in a
common area which beverage of the above four they prefer, and keep
track of their responses. Declare the drink with the most votes the
winner, or declare a tie if that occurs, and move on to
We Have a Winner.
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