365 Writing Prompt: Taglines
Often our blogs have taglines.But what if humans did, too? What would your tagline be?
I remember when I was very young a vendor used to come to our house, his intention was to sell fried spicy lentils. He made up a song to attract the attention of the children. It was all about his dried spicy fried lentils.
The lyrics of his spicy fried lentils was: my lentils are the best,
they are eaten by Bengalees who wear loose dhotis(these are worn instead of trousers)
They are warm they are hot, come one,come all.
Each house he visited he changed the lyrics, he only went to houses where there were children. I remember running to the gate to eat his tasty goodies.
I realize now hot spicy fried lentils was his tagline, he was describing his delicious lentils to attract kids.
I cannot imagine humans having tagline, then again that car salesman comes to mind. He knew my husband and I were potential car buyers, because the one we drove to see him was on its last leg.Like a perfect salesman, he offered coffee, when we declined he went so far as to say, he’d mow our lawn, clear our snow, all we had to do was to call him.We smiled we knew what he was trying to do. The immediate feeling we got, ‘He is such a nice man.’
He tried to impress us by his demeanor and it certainly worked.
If I were to use a tagline, I’d probably talk about teaching, about the scholarships I was awarded, but having used that I can’t see droves of people coming to me to ask for help for their slow learner kid.
I don’t think I can use a tagline to impress people. The car salesman has done his sweet talk for years, it works for him. It will not work for me.