Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Why we are fat and/or getting fatter

Doc Popcorn, a kiosk of corny goodness found in the local mall and a fave indulgence, has raised the price of a "small" bag of kernels to $3.50 while the "large" remains priced at $4.00. I buy small because I know I will not stop the munch until I hit paper bottom.

BTW, what a racket, eh? It costs, what, a few cents to pop corn; dazzle it with creative seasoning, slap on a running corn cob logo and call it four bucks.

I'm in the wrong business. At least I'm not getting fatter.

4 comments:

Joe the Troll said...

Being punished like that for wanting less is bogus.

Jodie K said...

Same goes for healthy eating. You pay more for cage-free eggs, soy milk in your latte at Starbucks, wild versus farm-raised salmon and the fruit cup instead of fries.

Aries327 said...

Hey! At Target you can get a bag of popcorn and a drink for a dollar!

It's not seasoned popcorn. But it really hits the spot.

I feel the same way about fountain drinks. Some of the gas stations around here -- the main source of the fountain drink -- charge $0.99 for ALL sizes. It's tough to get a 20 ounce when you can get a 32 ounce for the same price. Why do it? Because I know I'll drink the whole thing, so if I want less, I have to have will power. You know? It's a cruel thing the gas stations are doing to us. I blame them for fat America.

Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Money is the bottom line not service.

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