Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Some truths are NOT self-evident...

When I see a bucket of caramels advertised as "Three for 99c!!ZOMFG!", I assume that each individual caramel costs slightly more than a third of that price. I mean, it makes sense, right? Otherwise the sign would read, "Caramels, 33c each!!" Pretty self-evident, or so I thought....

As I'm constantly fighting the good fight in the Battle of the Bulge, I decided to buy ONE caramel to somewhat satisfy my voracious sweet tooth (that fucking bastard, I HATE it, grrr...), so I asked how much one caramel cost, only to have the cashier reply, slowly, carefully enunciating each syllable, while looking at me like I should be sitting in the corner of the room wearing a dunce cap while picking my nose and eating the boogers, "Thirty-three cents." (The "...you booger-eating moron!" was implied. Or maybe that's just my imagination.)

At any rate, I feel disappointed right now. Not only was I made to feel like an idiot, I ate the caramel (DELICIOUS) on the way home and only then looked up the nutrition info. SIXTY CALORIES FOR ONE CARAMEL?!

Not worth it.

9 comments:

♥Shannon said...

I see where you're coming from here. Most often, if you tried to buy one caramel under a 3/.99 sign, it would have been 35 cents. There's nothing worse than a condescending C store counter clerk. At least you enjoyed the candy.

Suldog said...

Yeah, but 600 calories for TEN caramels is great! That makes caramels DINNER!

'Drea said...

Re: the calories, at least you only bought one...

Old NFO said...

At least you checked... I've seen that stuff and it was ONLY if you bought three... 1 or 2 were the 'normal' price.

Anna Grey Flynn said...

I know that feeling. I always assume stuff and people look at me weirdly. They shouldn't be bitchy like that.

Brigid said...

At least you didn't order the half dozen nuggets for the grandmunchkin to be told you can only get six or twelve.

Christina LMT said...

Shannon, I did enjoy it...but I keep thinking "A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips." :/

Jim, that kind of dinner is fun to contemplate when you are 6 years old, now, not so much! Ugh. Even MY sweet tooth would object.

'Drea, you definitely have a point. I was proud of myself for that. Temptation is EVERYWHERE...

NFO, yeah, they can get you!

AGF, like temptation, bitches are EVERYWHERE...

Brigid, what can I say besides ::EPIC FACEPALM::?

Mike W. said...

That's a lot of calories for ONE. Thankfully I much prefer pistachios as a snack.

MSgt B said...

Have a salad, it cancels out the caramel calories.

That's why I put cole slaw on my BBQ sammich.