Remember the “Just Say No!” ad campaigns during the 80’s and 90’s to discourage children from using recreational drugs? The one comeback line that I’ll never forget is, “I’m not a chicken, you’re a turkey” which you can watch here and reminisce about those earlier years.
While the intentions of this ad are good and I support the effort, that line has to be the single worst comeback of all time. First, it doesn’t make any sense. Second, it doesn’t address real reasons to say no to drugs, which of course, there are plenty. And third, I’m willing to bet the situation depicted in the ad has never happened in real life.
In other words, children like me were led to believe older kids were going to try to force drugs on me and my best comeback was to say “I’m not a chicken, you’re a turkey.” Looking back, I just laugh at those ads because they aren’t anywhere close to reality.
That brings us to the topic of this article.