I had no idea that cooks in the early 1900s:
1) Cooked with Kellogg’s corn flakes.
2) Were allowed to beat up clerks.
3) Were able to attain this vaunted, allowed-to-hit-people status despite a) being female and b) saying things like “I’ll learn yez!”
At least it’s good to know that the rampant domestic violence in vintage ads went both ways. I mean, once you’ve seen enough women getting spanked by their husbands for forgetting to buy Lucky Strike cigarettes or whatever, it sort of seems like fair turnabout.
Related: Is it bad that I’m now craving a bowl of cornflakes? Perhaps this ad has tickled some fucked up things in my psyche I didn’t know were there. I’m not saying I subconsciously fantasize about laying the smack down on subordinates who bring me boxes full of sawdust marked “substitute” (I mean, whom do they think they are kidding with that shit?), but I’m not not saying it. So many discoveries we are making today! Not bad for a cereal that was originally invented to curb sexual appetites by being as bland as possible.
In other news, I am going to go get lunch now.