Saturday, August 30, 2008

Chocolate Emergency

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Margie: Edna, you'd better sit down. Here's some Special Tea. Take a few slugs because I have some very bad news to report. Do you need a nerve pill? I don't want you to stroke out.

Edna: You're scaring me, Margie! What is it? You can give it to me straight, I don't need any crutches. Just tell me.

Margie: Edna, Hershey is raising their prices 11% and Mars is also raising theirs. I know you're a chocolate addict.

Edna: Oh my lands, that's horrible news! What is wrong with those companies, are they trying to get people to buy less chocolate? Well, I'm sitting down and writing a letter, I won't stand for this. Those companies ought to be ashamed of themselves.

You're a chocolate addict too Margie, surely you're not taking this news in stride?

Margie: What you see, Edna, is the calm before I blow my stack. It's a conspiracy! Gas prices start falling yet chocolate prices have to rise? They're lying liars and they'll be sorry.

All chocolate addicts can band together and we'll make them rue this day forever.

Edna: You're absolutely right, sister. Those companies did not count on chocoholics getting organized in protest. The power of the people is mighty indeed.

Hand me that bag of Hershey Kisses, I need some fortification to start writing protest letters. Do you think we should have organized marches?

Margie: You start writing and I'll get on the phone to get the marches organized. The power of a woman denied her chocolate is not a pretty sight!

11 comments:

Lidian said...

We are getting worried here in Canada - we really need to keep the chocolate supplies going here too!

However we do have some English/Canadian chocolates that we can send south if things get desperate - I recommend the Coffee Crisps.

Margie and Edna said...

Margie: Coffee Crisps would be lovely. That is very kind of you. I'll gladly send you my sister, Edna, in exchange for chocolate. Surely she'd be worth a pound of good chocolate?

Kelly said...

I don't know what I'd do without chocolate! And at those certain times during the month, I don't know what those around me would do if I didn't have chocolate!

~Kelly
http://www.30somethingandsearching.today.com/

Regina said...

LOL!! Sorry for your loss! (I don't eat chocolate but I do sympathize!!!)

Margie and Edna said...

Margie: Kelly, when it's that time of month, you and everyone you know could call Hershey's and give them a piece of your mind. Maybe you could drive to their headquarters?

Regina, please feel free to buy chocolate even though you don't eat it. Just send it on to Edna and me and we'll help you with it.

Lilly's Life said...

He he - A woman and her chocolate should never be separated and these companies are not going to know what hit them. I am stocking up here in Australia as our economy follows yours - thanks for the WARNING. Can I freeze chocolate do you think?

A Valdese Blogger said...

Perhaps you could organize a day when no one buys chocolate? That'd show'em!!

Kirsten said...

What?! Are they getting their cocoa beans from the arabs or something?

Amber Barth said...

Bah, as if either company produces good chocolate. I say boycott them both and go out and buy REAL chocolate. As if anybody would want to buy Mars anyways, that company tests on animals!

Margie and Edna said...

http://www.mars.com/global/Who+We+Are/Commitment/Research+involving+animals.htm

Miss Amber, if you would like to pack up a box full of YOUR favorite chocolate and send it along to us, please go right ahead.

TheSnackHound said...

They say per person, they eat more chocolate in Russia than anywhere else. Maybe the Kremlin is behind this somehow.

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