Monday, March 20, 2006

Kay's Hot Cocoa

The folks who run our office are nice enough to offer us certain edible things from time to time. We can have bottled water, a few types of soft drinks, several types of coffee, and cocoa whenever we feel the need for any of the above items. We also, once a week or so, get a platter of donuts that everyone can grab one in order to give us a bit of a sugar high so that we are happy about working.

But there's something funny about the cocoa, as the gf pointed out. We normally have regular cocoa, but every once in a while, somebody will throw some diet cocoa in there for those of us who are watching their weight. Now this, of course, seems very kind until you examine the packages further. The regular cocoa offers one ounce of rich chocolatey goodness for a hundred and ten calories, while the diet cocoa offers a half an ounce of rich chocolatey goodness for fifty-five calories.

Uh, Kay? IT DOESN'T COUNT AS DIET IF YOU JUST GIVE US HALF AS MUCH! Call it kid-size, called it small-sized, but for the love of all that is good and holy, don't call it diet!

Unless...I don't know how many packets are put into each box of cocoa mixes, but if you are putting the same number of packets into the diet cocoa box as you are into the regular cocoa box and charging approximately the same amount for them, that, ma'am, is a work of genius. You are getting people to pay the same for half as much.

It's all right, though, Kay. I won't tell anyone as long as I can have your word (read: profit-sharing) that you won't do it anymore.

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