Boomer Dads Know What They Want for Father’s Day.
I used to dread that question, because I buy what I want when I want/need it. So I would get shirts for Father’s Day. Always very nice shirts, but hard to get excited about.
Now I ask for what I don’t need, or can never have enough of. In the past it has been golf balls, golf tees, golf towel, a DVD.
This year, the answer is:
- Four pounds of M & M’s
Why four pounds? Because my daughter called one day and said she bought herself (and hubby) a four pound bag of M & M’s! Probably a B.J.’s deal.
She responded by email, “OK, I’ll get you the dark chocolate because that is good for you.”
No. I want the regular chocolate. And I want regular size M & M’s, not the large ones. I don’t like the large ones. I know what I want, and I want it.
was my response.
Her response back was “O.K. you big baby.”
Next year I’m going to ask for respect!
Update: The Boomer Blog writes about the ad campaign for the dark chocolate using the Addam’s Family. I have to admit when I saw the website for the dark chocolate M&M’s I thought it was pretty cool.
This pitch-perfect imitation of the show’s classic opening, right down to the finger snaps, was the public’s favorite new TV spot when introduced, according to AdAge.
Try it & let me know how it works out, Somehow I haven’t high hopes for it. The older I get, the more I feel (and look) like Rodney Dangerfield! lmao
Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly; devils fall because of their gravity.
Just the other day, I was involved in a deeply philosophical discussion with someone about how both the MegaM&Ms and the MiniM&Ms were sacrilegious.
They do not have the proper milk chocolate/candy shell ratios.
I know Chris, and he CAN go deep.
Sounds like there’s a lot of love there Mark…even with your humorous attempt to disguise it. Love those M & M’s.
Yes, she and her husband are a lot of fun! Lot of teasing as you can tell.
Boomer Blog writes about the dark chocolate advertising. I have to admit, I thought their website for dark chocolate was pretty cool.
“M&Ms assume the identities of the ghoulish Addams Family to promote a new “dark chocolate” version of the product. This pitch-perfect imitation of the show’s classic opening, right down to the finger snaps, was the public’s favorite new TV spot when introduced, according to AdAge.”
Another update: If your dad is into Gummi candy, Amazon has a deal on 20 pounds!
It is too bad that I already got my husband a book for Father’s Day as he is an avid reader. Ty and The Babe by Tom Stanton. He is also an avid lover of dark chocolate and so I can now put out the word to those of the children looking for the ever elusive perfect Fathers Day gift.
Hope they can find a four pound bag so I will have a shot at getting a few.
He’ll appreciate the book I’m sure. There is an M&M dispenser if he doesn’t mind kitsch.
The best way to eat M and M’s is to keep them in the fridge then let them melt in your mouth. don’t crunch them..just let them melt.
@Chase: I’ve tried, but I don’t have the patience to let them melt. I crunch them! Yum.