Monday, November 2, 2009

The least popular candy

Every year, parents bring their kids to the office to go door-to-door trick-or-treating.  This is basically the laziest form of trick-or-treating possible that still qualifies to use the name.  (Anything lazier would simply be "taking candy.")  The kids walk the least distance possible down the hallway from chair to chair, picking up candy and then moving to the next one.  Some of them stop to say "trick or treat" or "happy Halloween" (mostly only if their parents make them), and about two-thirds of the "what do you say?" nudges from parents are met with blank stares and followed up with nervous smiles on the part of the parents (that sort of say "I raised this ungrateful child!") instead of "thank you."

Almost my entire tray of candy was eliminated, but a few "choice" pieces of the least popular candy remained.  I was amused at what was left.

Butterfinger7
Hershey's Special Dark6
3 Musketeers3
Mr. Goodbar2
Krackle2
Hershey's Milk Chocolate1
Hershey's Kiss1
Loose, Unwrapped Skittle (?!)1

I'm actually surprised that Butterfinger and 3 Musketeers were left over.  Those seemed pretty popular when I was a kid. None of the Snickers, Milky Way, Starburst, Skittles, Baby Ruth, Kit Kat, or Blow Pops remained.

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