Meeting Wendy Of Wendy's

Imagine my surprise when Wendy herself handed me my lunch at Wendy's! Apparently, the practice of encouraging an employee to dress as Wendy on selected days is going around the hundreds of Wendy's outlets in America.


(Wendy of Wendy's)

When I saw this, I immediately thought of the Living Advertising Characters from Alfred Bester's 1956 masterpiece The Stars My Destination:

After six months of surgery and psycho-conditioning, he was identical with the other 496 Mr. Prestos and to the idealized portrait of Mr. Presto which hung behind Presteign's dais ... a kindly, honest man resembling Abraham Lincoln, a man who instantly inspired affection and trust. Around the world purchasers entered an identical Presteign store and were greeted by an identical manager, Mr. Presto. He was rivaled, but not surpassed, by the Kodak clan's Mr. Kwik and Montgomery Ward's Uncle Monty.
I think this Wendy's employee is getting off easy.

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