Signature cocktail while you’re on hold, sir?

I was on hold to talk to someone at a major airline because I wanted to clarify flight times for a flight I need to meet at SEA. While on hold, I was told the wonderful news that ths airline would now be servicing Dubai and other international destinations out of New York.

… and, I was encouraged to try their new signature dirty martini in flight.

First off, I don’t ever expect to be in Dubai, even if I were invited to go. Second, I think they were all off enjoying a signature cocktail because no one bothered to take my call before I gave up waiting.

Third, is it just me, or is it strange that not only they were advertizing alcoholic beverages with their hold music, but that they were excited about offering a dirty martini?

Being sloppy with olive juice is so … exotic.