Sunday, May 15, 2011

It's a matter of public safety....

Picture a Norman Rockwell family on a roadtrip (except that mom is driving and the kids are all obsessed with their electronics in the back of the minivan)....One by one, dad and the kids drift off to sleep, while mom works hard to stay alert on the road. In the quiet of the minivan, she reaches into her purse to get a bag of peanut M&M's, tears off the corner of the bag, and places a piece of candy in her mouth.

The goal: make that M&M last for 2 miles....first dissolving the candy coating, then sucking off the chocolate, and finally, crunching into the peanutty protein.

The problem: super-sonic hearing that will wake a child from a sound sleep by the slightest rustling of a wrapper, followed by outstretched hands and requests from the back seat, causing the disappearance of the colorful life-saving devices.

It's not that I'm unwilling to share my chocolate....but really, it's a matter of public safety. Moms can't be expected to give up these mini nuggets of goodness when the safety of her family on the road is at stake.

And so, candy wrapper engineers, mothers everywhere need your help.....It's time for a stealth candy wrapper that doesn't crinkle when you secretly reach into the bag...one for ninja mothers who need emergency chocolate....it's a safety issue.

1 comment:

Jill said...

I will join you in your crusade....after a long session of loud vacuuming and carpet shampooing, a mom should not have to worry that the soft rustle of a wrapper (being used to correct the drop in blood-sugar from all the housework) will wake up the napping preschooler.