Sometimes you’ll see something become popular, yet it’s not new to you. The question is, does it matter?
For example, a lot of people are suddenly having a good ol’ laugh at this Aldi ad
One Facebook friend of mine posted it with the caption “Aldi just won at advertising” with many comments of people praising Aldi on their ingenuity.
Now as many of you will know, this is an old meme, dating back to 2016.
Aldi have not acknowledged their inspiration, nor credited anyone in any way, though none of this should matter to me in any way.
I still felt like I had to say something, to point out that this wasn’t new. I even wrote the reply on Facebook hovering my finger over the send button. I hadn’t spoken to this person in ages, so this would be my sole communication for months and was a purely negative comment.
So I didn’t send it. Aldi won.
How do you handle these incidents where you see someone wrongly getting praise for something they’ve nicked, or sharing something that was actually created some time ago?