Monday, February 11, 2008

A Dream Come True

I spent a formidable chunk of my childhood coming up with schemes to convince General Mills to get rid of the ridiculous fruit shaped Trix cereal and go back to the spheres. It was my opinion that the fruit shapes were far less sturdy, falling apart when exposed to milk, and became soggy far more quickly than the original. I came up with commercial ideas, (Trix rabbit decided maybe the kids will let him have a taste if the cereal comes out damaged and thus sabotages the Trix machine resulting in blobs rather than fruit shapes. The children discover what I had known all along, that Trix blobs were better anyway.) contemplated writing letters, thought about telling my friends to support me in my efforts (I fear many of them might have fallen for the marketing and found themselves believing that the fruit shaped Trix were in fact more fun), and even considered organizing a fruit shaped Trix boycott. Well, my friends, my work has finally paid off, and General Mills has seen the light. Trix are once again spherical! In celebration I threw a tantrum until Kevin let me put a box in the cart. Now, some of you more productive types might have noticed that I called all of my childhood scheming "work" and claimed that it was that "work" that convinced General Mills to change. You hard-working, industrious readers might scoff at the idea that I had anything to do with it. Well, who are you kidding anyway? How can you claim to be productive, hard-working, and industrious if you're spending time reading my blog? At least at this moment you aren't anything of the sort. And besides, isn't it the thought that counts?

P.S. I also spend a formidable chunk of my childhood thinking of getting you a really nice birthday gift. You're welcome.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mick said...

Now that you've solved one of the Trix problems you can turn your attention to my complaint. When the General introduced the stupid fruit shapes they also introduced additional flavors and colors. Classic Trix had only Raspberry Red, Lemon Yellow and Orange Orange which turned your leftover milk a pleasing orangish pink. By introducing blue and green (complementary colors) the milk was rendered an unappetizing gray. Nobody should have to eat gray milk. I look forward to the announcement: "New Improved Trix! Now with Analogous Hues!"

10:18 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

This post cracked me up! Mainly because my mom had the same complaint. I saw the sphere Trix in the store recently as well and had to buy her a box.
Oh, and I LOVED that you had a commercial ready to go that explained everything... if you ever want a job you should talk to David :)

4:16 PM  

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