Today is Thursday and while my Crackberry pictures are usually on Fridays, I could not let this one wait till then.
We are all trying to cut back to be able to fill our gas tanks and buy those groceries, increasing in cost by the millisecond. We time our errands efficiently, we buy local, we brown bag it, we push the envelope on the sell by dates of dairy (ok, eww); anything that might help. When we look for a small indulgence to remind us that someday we will be able go back to our normal, therapeutic levels of retail therapy sometimes we get b-slapped.
Today the full scale of the economic crisis hit me.
M&M's downsized their fun.
This 'fun size' pack of M&M's had only 5 M&M's (and 1 crushed to smithereens but that doesn't count). I thought maybe that this was a rouge bag and someone on the assembly line decided to pull a Lucy and Ethel, making this particular bag light on the goodies. BUT NO! I checked a couple other bags (I did not open them, I felt them up) then more. Some of them had 4! Is this fun to you? It's not fun to me. It should be called "almost fun but enough to make you upset you don't have more size" or "cheap grandma size" or "bad box lunch on field trip size."
There is nothing fun about 5 M&M's when you have your period, period.
If any kids whose parents work for TM & Mars come to my house for Halloween, they are getting toothpaste.