Monday, May 23, 2011

Maddeningly Unhelpful Monday--Junior Mint Warning



I am the self-appointed expert on all things Junior Mints. As such, I have a very important bit of advice for you. It is best for the inexperienced Junior Mint eater to avoid them on long car trips. Actually, avoiding them in the car altogether may be best. For even an experienced eater, such as myself, may have the following experience after a long car trip.

While, driving, singing badly to the radio, and attempting to eat Junior Mints at the same time, one or two may have slipped out of my grasp. They're slippery little guys. Thinking they fell between the middle console and the driver's seat, I didn't worry too much about them (I would never go searching for them down there, that is a scary place where probably all missing items in my life, wanted and unwanted, can be found). After arriving at my destination, greeting the people we were visiting, and sitting on their nice couch in their formal living room, a smear of chocolate was discovered across the couch cushion. "What kid has chocolate hands?" the owner of nice couch asked. I just shrugged my shoulders and watched as she cleaned the mess. Ten minutes later someone asks: "Kasie, are those Junior Mints smeared all over your backside?" I knew right away they were. Not because I remembered that I had dropped a few, but because this wasn't the first time this had happened to me.

Hmmm, maybe I'm the only one that needs to avoid eating Junior Mints in the car.

20 comments:

  1. You know, I had an ex-boyfriend who was fanatical about not eating in his car. I thought it was nuts, and then I remembered how many similar food-related incidents I've had in my own car. I think I should maybe try the food ban as well.

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  2. Funny times. Funny times. Remember the first year at LTUE when we were preparing to go to the conference and they were smeared in a very strategically bad location? I hope you never stop eating Jr. Mints in the car (and we both know you won't) because it provides me with much entertainment and teasing material.

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  3. LOL! I too am a Junior Mints fan, and I feel your chocolate-stain pain. The ARE slippery little suckers. I avoid them at movie theaters for just that reason.

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  4. That's hilarious! I'm a fellow Junior Mint lover myself. You do have to be careful with those little suckers!

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  5. You and Junior Mints go hand in hand Kasie... or I guess sometimes butt in hand, but whatever...

    Don't try to fight it. ;-)

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  6. Ha ha ha!! Just reading Candice and Jenn's comments made me laugh! So funny. Beware of Jr. Mints while you drive! I'll add M&M's in there as well. Those candy colored shells really do melt when you sit on them...

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  7. Mine is Sno Caps at the movies! I love those things and you can't tell if you drop some in the dark theater...bad news!

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  8. Right. It was Junior Mints on your backside. It's okay if you have a problem. Just admit it instead of blaming a perfectly innocent candy.

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  9. Okay, well somebody HAD to say it, although I guess Candice kind of said it first. Anyway, I keep finding gumballs in my car from last year. And my son keeps wanting to eat them. The nice thing about gumballs is that they don't melt on your backside, and they definitely don't look like poo. Did I just say poo on your blog?

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  10. You're cruel, woman. That picture is making me crave Junior Mints!

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  11. I love Junior Mints, and Raisinettes- one of which once melted in the crotch of my khaki pants, unbeknownst to me, while I was in the movie theater. That made for quite a nice exit.

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  12. welcome to my world....broccoli between the teeth, bugs in my hair and chocolate on my backside....been there, done that....sigh.

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  13. Two words: brown britches. (easier than giving up your mints ...)

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  14. I like Susan's suggestion, maybe it's time for an all dark brown wardrobe.

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  15. Oops, forgot to change over to my real name (please disregard the Cochrane Rangers Soccer club moniker).

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  16. ROTFL!!! I think I'm like you! A professional food spiller. :P

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  17. I can't begin to tell you how many Junior Mint fiascals I've endured. The only thing worse than dark smears along the back side is the grief of having lost any.

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  18. Kasie, I would not want my couch to be the reason that you give up eating them in the car. That would make for a boring trip. Great times!

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  19. Barbara, :) lol I'm just glad you forgave me for my chocolate butt meeting your couch. And no worries, I have no self control. I'm sure someone else's couch will meet the same fate in the future. :)

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