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Friday, January 20, 2006

tic tac Dilemma

Bad breath, bad breath, whatchu gonna do, whatchu gonna do when they come for you.

Not too long ago I ran into a problem when a grocery store failed to charge the correct price for some cookies. The Supermarket Scanning Code of Practice came into the picture.

This story has a better ending.

Just after Christmas Suz and I were shopping for usual things at the local food emporium when a glint of orange caught my eye. The delicious tic tac Stocking Stuffer package sparkled in the fluorescent grocery store lights, tempting me to take a closer look.

Upon inspection of the tasty tic tacs, I discovered the Christmas-themed pack was on sale for half price. Instead of $2.99 for 5, they were $1.50.

After some Martini-style whining, I convinced Suzy Q it was the deal of a lifetime. We purchased the tic tacs. However, the scanner indicated full price: $2.99. Suz made mention of this to the cashier who replied, "Oh, well I guess they're free then!"

"Thank you!" I waved, as Supermarket-Scanning-Code-of-Practice-Man flew up, up and out of sight.

On the short drive home Suz and I got into an arguement. Well, she likes to call them discussions. She said that tic tacs were candy, while I opted for the 'mint' point of view.

Her arguement was enhanced by the fact that the first ingredient of tic tacs is sugar. I conceded that point, but insisted they were mints for two reasons: That's how they're marketed, and even the 'Nutritional Facts' label says "per 3 mints".

So, I propose a poll. Are tic tacs candy, mints, neither, or both?
Click here to take the poll, which opens in a new window.


Blogger Rainypete said...

Combined with a McDonalds straw, they're ammunition!

12:35:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

Ah Pete! Thank you for thinking about the possible weaponization of stuff...

1:20:00 PM

Blogger TheatreChick73 said...

The orange-flavoured ones I would vote to be candy but the peppermint ones are definitely mints.

I know that doesn't help does it?

Ever the compromising type, I say they are candymints or mintcandies.

2:35:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

Did you take the poll? You should take the poll!!

3:11:00 PM

Anonymous supertrad said...

They are the one and a half calorie MINT!

3:13:00 PM

Blogger ms. creek said...

okay, so, i didn't know how to answer one of the questions. I suck on one for a while THEN I chew it. This was not a choice, so I fear I may have skewed your pole.

will you run a t score and figure out the variants?
maybe this should have been a Likert poll, qualifying and quantifying each answer.

are you sure the questions are valid AND reliable? what is the + and _ on each question?

and finally, why are you questioning the fact that MINTS ARE CANDY!


11:51:00 AM

Blogger ms. creek said...

*skewed your poll, lol., not to be confused with screw----never mind.

11:55:00 AM

Blogger Bub said...

I wouldn't touch this debate with a ten foot poll.........heh, heh. I kill me.

But I think she's right....a mint is a candy too!

10:25:00 PM

Blogger JLee said...

I took the poll, but I will be up all night contemplating this...

11:38:00 PM

Blogger ms. creek said...

altoids, i like altoids for breath freshener. have you ever tried them, they have super-duper flavor! mmm

9:24:00 AM


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