Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Who are the ad wizards who came up with this one?

While walking through the streets of New York City last night, I came across a van belonging to a professional shredding company.

As Drew Carey once said about drive-through liquor stores, "Almost a good idea."

I can hear the pitch now:

"Are you a corrupt CFO who wants to shred those documents that allow you to skim millions while bilking your hard-working employees of their retirement savings? Then call Shreditall*, whose workers will cut up your most sensitive papers and spare you the jail time you deserve!"

Not only does a business like this seem sketchy from a drone's perspective, but also -- why would an executive ever want to turn over incriminating documents to anyone? Wouldn't a company offering to shred your files be the greatest facade for the FBI and IRS?

*Not a real shredding company. I don't want angry legal e-mails.