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I don't like products that come in odd-numbered amounts that are not multiples of 5.

I'm eating a packet of cream crackers, and they come three to a packet. Two would be plenty. Three is too many. And it's not like I could share the packet with a friend and come out with an even amount, as I would be able to with four. As it is, I'd have to find two more friends and open up an entire other packet, and I just don't know that many people who like cream crackers.

Gum used to come in packs of 17 sticks. Seventeen. I have no idea where that number came from. Not only is it an odd number, it's a prime number so that it cannot ever be evenly shared among a group of people without having the one or two lonely sticks floating around the bottom of pocket or purse. I end up chewing 2 sticks of gum 8 times, and then once only having half a wad of gum in my mouth that I chase around with my tongue until I get sick of it and spit the whole thing out.

Pop Tarts come two to a pouch, but there are three pouches to a box. Again, an awkward number, given that there are four people in our house. Even more awkward because I'd sooner encourage my children to eat paste than give them Pop Tarts.

Why no. I'm not bored at work. What would possibly make you think that?

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mortaine
Sep. 14th, 2004 09:34 am (UTC)
You can give me your extra cracker. Two is really too many, though I'll of course eat the whole box given half the opportunity.
cumaeansibyl
Sep. 14th, 2004 09:35 am (UTC)
Some monkeys are silly.
kr8vkat
Sep. 14th, 2004 10:12 am (UTC)
Why do hot dogs come in packages of 10 and buns in packages of 8? Why is a serving of Pepperidge Farm Goldfish 55 fish? Oh, the imponderables of life!

Oh, one more. What the heck is a cream cracker??
junglemonkee
Sep. 14th, 2004 10:21 am (UTC)
A cream cracker is about twice the size of a saltine, and is greasier than a saltine, but not as greasy as a Ritz. They're sort of flakey.

And they don't make them in this country. They're always imports. I don't like them as much as I like digestives, but for heaven's sake, digestives come in a sleeve of, like, 20. Digestives are sort of like pressboard. Only more fibrous.
earthdog
Sep. 14th, 2004 11:20 am (UTC)
Five is a good number. that is one for each day of the week.
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