(This is a part of my “Top Ten things that drive me crazy about Quakers” list.)
10. That oatmeal guy
Yes, that cherub-faced grandfather figure on the Quaker Oatmeal container is ubiquitous, but please-I’m tired of hearing people use the Quaker Oats guy as a hook. No more discussions about Quakers that begin with oatmeal! Or Quaker State oil. Or Quaker whisky. Let’s find ways to talk about who we are without reference to cutesy things.
Oops. By starting my list with this, I just drove myself crazy.