Half Full Bag of Chips
October 4, 2017
With all the craziness going on in the world, I want to talk about something trivial… so in that spirit, here is something from the “lighter side”.
I hate opening my bag of chips or my favorite cereal to find only a half full bag. I did not get my fulfillment of what I bought with my well earned cash! I remember when I was a kid growing up in Leimert Park, a section South Central Los Angeles. My Dad would send me to the store to get him a pack of Benson & Hedges Menthol cigarettes. What is a Menthol cigarette? I still do not know what that is, I will google after I write this blog (Lol).. Anyway, back to my story. I would ask my Dad if could get something as well. With me being a good kid doing my chores around and staying of trouble most of the time, he usually said yes. So I grab the cash from my Dad and off to the Liquor Store!
As I walk, I think about which bag of chips I’m gonna grab, hmmmm… Doritos, Cheetos, or just plain Lays Chips. As I get closer to the store, I think to myself “How do they get the cheese on the chips to make Doritos & Cheetos?” Really??? Another mind-blowing question is “How do they get the chips in the odd shapes that make Cheetos ??” So Cool!!! (I will Google this too)
As I enter Nate’s Liquor Store, I see the 8 foot tall bulletproof plexiglass that stretches the length of the back of the store. I guess the clerk stands in a safe area. Remember, I grew up in South Central Los Angeles in the mid to late 80’s, so it was necessary. I as I walk down the main aisle of the store, chips are on the right & sweets on the left. My attention goes directly to the chips side. I view the All-Star Line Up of the Snack World. Doritos Nacho Cheese, Cheetos, Lays Plain, Fritos, Funions, Doritos Cool Ranch!!! YUM!!!!
I do not waste any time, I choose the Cheetos. I am thinking about licking what I think is Cheese off my fingers when I am done with the bag! SO DELICIOUS! I grab the GRAB BAG of Cheetos and slide the note to the clerk under the plexiglass window. The note was giving me permission to buy the cigarettes for my Dad since I was a minor. How many of you that read this had to do that??? Lol Away, the clerk reads the note goes grabs the Benson & Hedges Menthol. My mouth starts to salivate as now I am holding the bag of Cheetos in my hands! YES!! The clerk returns to the register. Rings up my order of cigarettes & GRAB-BAG Cheetos. He then places the cigarettes in the rotating window, I grab the pack of cigarettes and I am off to eat my Cheetos.
I walk out the store, full of excitement to eat my CHEESY Cheetos!!! I rip open the bag that is half full… HALF FULL!!! WHAT THE FRENCH TOAST? WHERE ARE THE REST OF MY CHEETOS?? DID CHESTER EAT THEM??? I do not believe Cheetos are included in the recommended diet for a cheetah! I WATCH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SHOWS, WHEN THEY CAME ON TV!!! NOOOOOOO!!! I spent fifty cent & received 25 cent worth of CHEETOS, REALLY CHIP COMPANY? WHY?!?! Not cool!! Either Chester needs to stop eating the chips when tasting for the Chip Company Your being CHEAP!!! Chip & Cereal Companies of the world. You need to give your faithful consumer what they want and deserve. A FULL BAG OF YUMMY GOODNESS!!! Let’s us bask in the land of enjoyment when we rip open a bag tasteful treats, by giving us a FULL BAG OF TREATS PLEASE!!!