'Go To Work On An Egg' Advert Banned For Safety Reasons

20-06-07

THE Health and Safety Executive has vetoed the classic 'Go to Work on an Egg' commercial amid fears commuters could injure themselves while trying to sit on their breakfast.

Potential death trap

Officials said that as people were now much more stupid there was a greater risk of injury as they tried to climb on top of a medium-sized hen's egg every morning.

A spokesman said: "People obey orders from television without question, therefore the potential for carnage is unthinkable.

"If this advert was allowed to go ahead, accident and emergency departments would be filled with people suffering from back, hip and neck injuries caused by the incorrect mounting of eggs."
 
The British Egg Council insisted that going to work on an egg was simply one of a range of options and that consumers could also use the egg to work from home.

The Advertising Standards Agency said it accepted the expert health and safety advice but stressed that adults could still eat up to 125 eggs a day with no ill effects.

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