Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Today I was chatting with my buddy Nick on IM and told him I had a lunch meeting at Five Guys and would blog about my experience this evening to tell everyone how things went. I fully planned to do so, but quite honestly, I am so tired I can hardly hold my eyes open. However, I just experienced something that made me have to write tonight even in my beaten state.
Do you remember when you were a kid playing with your brothers and sisters in the yard at your grand parents house? You may have been playing football, wiffle ball or just throwing around a Frisbee. Do you remember how huge that yard seemed to you? Then when you went back twenty or thirty years later that damn yard seems so small that you cannot imagine how you ever played and had so much fun in that yard? Well, that is what I experienced tonight in a gastrinomical way.
I went to the store yesterday and was cruising the aisle to pick-up my daughter some snacks and noticed they had Ritz Crackers on sale. It has been a while since we had any Ritz Crackers in the house, so I decided to pick up a box. As I stated previously, I went to Five Guys and had a great burger and fries today with my friend Kelly, so I wasn't that hungry tonight. However, after sitting here reading the newspaper and taking care of some work things on the computer, I felt I needed a snack.
I decided to have a couple of cheese and crackers to tide me over until morning. When I opened the sleeve of crackers, I swear those damn crackers have gotten smaller. Has anyone had Ritz Crackers recently and noticed this change? I very well may be wrong, but swear they are smaller than they used to be. Surely, you have all heard that ice cream packaging has gotten smaller recently, but the price has stayed the same. I think this is an inside conspiracy by these food companies to increase their revenues without us noticing.
Let me know your thoughts on what I am now calling the "Ritz Reduction Conspiracy" and let me know if you think I am off my rocker.
Look for those promised blog posts tomorrow night for Five Guys and other local restaurants I have visited lately. I am out!
Eat, drink and be merry!