Toddlers, they have a certain sense of entitlement. When they think a grocery store should change the name of their products, gosh darn it, they’re going to make sure that happens. Well, that is, if the toddler in question is Lily Robinson.
According to Grub Street, this British 3 1/2-year-old, whose family frequents the Sainsbury market, thought that the name ‘Tiger’ was not appropriate for one of the store’s breads. The precocious and tenacious toddler thought that ‘Giraffe’ bread would be far more suitable. The young girl wrote the store a letter suggesting the change, and her mom started a Facebook campaign on her behalf as well.
Next thing you know, the store changed the name. The store manager wrote Lily a letter that stated, “The first baker who made it a looong time ago thought it looked stripey like a tiger. Maybe they were a bit silly!” And he included a Sainsbury gift card so Lily could go and buy some of the newly named bread.
At the stores there is now a note under the bread that states, “Thanks to a clever suggestion from one of our customers we’ve changed the name of our tiger bread to giraffe bread. Don’t worry, the recipe hasn’t changed, and the bread still tastes as great as ever.”
It would be an interesting world if we let toddlers change the names of other things too. A car could be a : “go-go machine,” a lamp could be a “glow tower,” and a refrigerator could be “cold food box.” But none of those would be as apt as Lily’s giraffe name; the bread does look way more like one of those than a tiger.
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