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.


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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