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Thursday, May 24, 2007

To Share or Not to Share?

OK, so I was in a Walmart checkout lane today....(of course I went in for just a couple things and ended up with way more..but, that's another story)......and they got me....yup, I admit it, you know the reason why they put all those odd items and candy and drinks at the checkouts? For, me and all people like me....yup, I fall for it every time. Today, I fell victim to several random food items, but it wasn't all my fault. The cashier, was one of the friendliest, talkiest (if i may make up a word there), somewhat nosiest...SLOWEST cashier I have ever had!!!! So, I'm standing there, waiting for my turn and I look to my left, there's candy, gum, mints...you know the usual, to my right are the other misc. food items like, popcorn, slim jims, and other random and enticing snacks. Slightly behind me and to the side are the travel items, magazines, flashlights, and small children's toys, up ahead is the drink cooler display. So, obviously, you see the problem, they had me surrounded!!!! How could I resist?!? Anyway, like I said earlier, they got me. I invested in some slim jims, two packs of gum, (I was only going to get one, but Trident had a new kind that I hadn't tried before so, well, obviously I had no choice), a candy bar for my sister, and, the real reason why I'm writing this, a "tear & share" pack of m&ms.....Who came up with that dumb idea? I mean, seriously...do you know anyone, who buys a "tear & share" pack of m&ms...and actually shares it?!? I mean, come one! they're only 98 cents, get your own....Ok, and also, who would buy a regular size pack when the bigger one is right there, for a mere 40 cents more?!? I don't get it, so not only am I an advertiser's dream customer (hhmmm, maybe sucker would be a better word...), but also, I'm greedy with my M&Ms, I admit it....so, now I'm sitting here, eating my slightly large hand size bag of chocolate M&Ms and I know, that before I go to bed, I will have eaten the entire pack.....is that so wrong? I mean, is it my fault that they couldn't go with the usual name of "King's size"? Instead they have to make people feel bad for going for the bigger bag when they know they're not going to share?!? I mean, isn't it enough that I bought my sister a PayDay....now I have to share my M&Ms with everybody too?!? Is that what's expected?!? I vote for a change in the name...and not something that makes people feel bad like "bigger bags for bigger people" or, "big bags for big mouths" no, it has to be something neutral, like, "large size M&Ms" or, "the bigger bag" or I don't know...anything...Oh, well, maybe there is a moral to this entry, "when waiting in line at a checkout, wear blinders" or, "don't make eye contact with the candy" or "pick lines with quiet, not-nosy cashiers" or "don't be greedy, who cares if it's only 40 cents more stick with the regular size" or "share your stupid M&Ms...man do you want people to think you're a glutton?" Do you see what I'm saying? It's the name...it must be changed..or maybe I'm just completely wrong, maybe I wasn't taught to share as a child and I'm the only person in the whole world who does not share their "tear and share" pack of m&ms...no, never mind, it couldn't be that....

5 comments:

Amy Fichtner said...

I sooo agree...I have learned to put the "blinders" on in checkout lanes. You could pick up an extra 250-350 calories just by standing there. And I don't think you have to share. LoL Unless they are Little Debbies!

Nikki said...

thanks for the calories comment! lol I try to ignore that fact while I'm buying my M&Ms!!! :)

Sammie said...

LOL, the calory fact doesn't usually cross my mind at all when it comes to candy like M&Ms! :-D

Nikki said...

well at least not until after you've eaten them! lol

Anonymous said...

Wow, and you say I talk in run-ons!! You are a nut!! You really should think about being a christian comedian!! You could do stand up and write books!! You are too funny!! and I dont know when you have time to, not only think of this stuff, but write it!!lol Mom