Saturday, February 06, 2010

One Not-So-Smart Cookie

If texting while driving makes you 8 times more likely to have an accident, then wouldn't it be like, 12 times more dangerous to attempt to open a sealed plastic container of Costco cookies while driving, so that you could scarf them on the way home? Cuz those suckers are hard to pop open ... you really need two hands. I think the Department of Public Safety should issue an advisory that you must pull over to the side of the road to open your cookie container and suck them up like a Hoover. Ya know, as you would for calling or texting. Safety first, people. Seriously.

Or maaaybe ... don't buy the Costco cookies AT ALL, note to self.

I was almost to the check-out line when my cart spun around all Stephen King-like and sped back to the cookies I had ogled minutes before. Where they just leapt into my cart. Frightening.

You know the rest of the story.
And later at home, after Mike and I both had our way with these cookies, we stuck the scant leftovers in the back of the freezer. Where we hoped we would forget about them. Which we really have. Miraculously.

This was a big slip, I must confess. But as catastrophic events often do have silver linings, it's driven me to something new, something healthy, something exciting, something, well .... positively life-changing!

And THAT, my friends, is something I'm going to tell you about next time!

And before I dash off, I just want to say that texting while driving is really nothing to joke about. I've taken Oprah's No Phone Zone pledge and I would encourage everyone to do so. Those of you who saw the show she did on the dangers of texting while driving will know what I'm talking about; all those families who've lost loved ones because of it. Not worth a crummy text.

Be safe.

P.S. Oh, you know how we said we wanted a deadline extension to January 31 to lose our 16 pounds? Uhhhhhhhhhh ...

I'm still only 2 pounds away from goal, pinky swear! I've just been coasting since the holidays. And those damn cookies. Let's give it another month. And by another month I mean, indefinitely.


Fragrant Liar said...

Whew. Had me scared for a minute. If they'd been fresh-outta-the-oven peanut butter crackies, I'd have been over there stealing from the back of your freezer.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Ok, no fair. I need to lose 16 pounds. Feed me water when I see you tomorrow.

Jocelyn said...

This post makes me love you even more--'cause I AM you...the "resist, don't resist, scarf, regret, shrug, accept" kind of person.

The photo of the empty container is awesome, too.

Anonymous said...

Your post made me lol. The whole texting while driving thing ... guilty *raising my hand* but I know that it's really dangerous. Speaking of things from Costco that are difficult to open. Have you ever tried getting into a package of Venus razor blades? Good Lord!

steelxmagnolia said...

From across the miles a soul sister in blogdom. Your musings could be mine. Precariously close ;-) Look forward to more!

becky said...

I usually open the cookies (costco, girlscout, or others) before I leave the parking lot! much safer that way!

Ruthibelle said...

*smh* lol