John Post on fri 21 jun 02
I'm curious Tony...were the people who bought the Texas sized sugar bowls
from the USA?
The reason that I ask is, it seems that here in the US there is a trend to
"Supersize" everything...I went to Burger King with my son today and we
wanted to split a small fries...they don't even list small fries on the
menu...they start at medium and work their way up from there...at McDonalds
they will supersize anything you order for just a couple of cents
more...it's almost as if you get penalized monetarily for not ordering
and then just look at the size of the cars coming out of Detroit these
days...just when you think you've seen the biggest SUV they make...they go
and make it bigger...
I think that you could probably make a killing "supersizing" all of your
work...and then shipping it south....at Taco Bell all of their meals come
with a drink that is over 1 litre in volume...maybe you could make 2 litre
tea bowls and 6 litre tea pots...display them next to your regular sized
work, and the tell the customers..."if you like, you could supersize that
for just a few dollars more"...
Sterling Heights, Michigan
ps. While on a family vacation to Toronto I stopped in to buy some pots from
Tony and Sheila...one of their shino mugs is now my favorite drinking
vessel.... and all of the teachers in the teacher's lounge at my school kept
telling me how great my salads looked until one of them commented that it
was the bowl that the salad was in that made it look so good...it was one of
Tony and Sheila's shino bowls...
iandol on sun 23 jun 02
Though this may take the original post Off Topic the following from John =
Post caught my eye.=20
"I went to Burger King with my son today and we wanted to split a small =
fries...they don't even list small fries on the menu...they start at =
medium and work their way up from there...at McDonalds they will =
supersize anything you order for just a couple of cents more...it's =
almost as if you get penalised monetarily for not ordering something =
Seems to be an international trend in the eating industries. Which may =
explain why Obesity is becoming the latest epidemic and a concerning =
public health issue with its associated side effects.
But it seems to be a trend which manufacturing potters may wish to =
beneficially exploit by making super sized table utensils.