Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Not so fast

San Francisco says no to cookie aroma at bus stops

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - What was billed as a pleasing alternative to exhaust fumes at San Francisco bus stops ended after officials Tuesday ordered the removal of advertisements that gave off the scent of baked cookies.

The fragrant billboards, posted at five bus shelters on Monday in an effort by dairy producers to make passengers thirsty for milk, had to come down because the shelters' maintenance contractor had not informed San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency officials, said an agency spokeswoman.

"What they did not do is consult with anybody at our agency prior to doing that," spokeswoman Maggie Lynch said. "We found out from a reporter. Apparently everybody knew besides us."

Via Reuters

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